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Indonesia Will Inspect All Planes of Boeing 737-Max 8 Model

Indonesia has issued orders on inspecting all the commercial Boeing 737-Max 8 model planes. This comes after one of the planes crashed into the sea with 189 people already on board. The Lion Air Jet went down soon after taking off near Jakarta on Monday. Unfortunately, none of the passengers has survived. Those who carried out search operations have recovered debris along with bodes and personal belongings. They are now in search of the fuselage and flight recorders. It was only in 2017 when Boeing launched their 737-Mac 8 Model. Just a few months back, the plane went into service, which suffered the crash. On Tuesday, the transport ministry of Indonesia said all Max 8 aircraft that belong to the Indonesian commercial airlines, will get inspected. On the other hand, the country’s largest low-cost airline, Lion Air said that they would meet a Boeing team on Wednesday.

Boeing said that they are ready to provide technical assistance to the investigation, which will take place on the accident. Indonesia has a heavy reliance on air travel but a number of their airlines have very poor safety record. The Flight JT610 was off for the western city of Pangkal Pinang. That was when it had gone down just 13 minutes after taking off from Jakarta. Officials said that the pilot was asked to go back to Soekarno-Hatta airport before he lost contact with Air Traffic Control. BBC obtained a log, which showed that the plane had come across technical glitches while flying over from Bali to Jakarta the day before. On Tuesday, the Chief Executive of Lion Air, Edward Sirait said that plane was repaired before it was allowed to fly once again.

The plane landed in waters, around 30m deep just to the north-east of Jakarta. Investigators hope that they will find the main fuselage. The teams conducting search operations are making use of an underwater drone along with underwater pinger locators to try and pick up the sonar signals from the recorders on the cockpit. Investigators are taking a number of bags containing body parts, which were recovered from the sea to Jakarta for identification.

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