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Lion Air crash: Indonesia to inspect Boeing 737-Max 8 planes

October 30, 2018 4:10 pm

Indonesia has ordered inspections on all the country’s commercial Boeing 737-Max 8 planes, after one crashed into the sea with 189 people on board.

The Lion Air jet went down shortly after take-off near the capital, Jakarta, on Monday. There are no known survivors.

Searchers have recovered debris, bodies and personal items. They are looking for the fuselage and flight recorders.

Boeing launched its 737-Max 8 model last year.

The plane that crashed went into service just a few months ago.

On Tuesday Indonesia’s transport ministry said all Max 8 aircraft belonging to Indonesian commercial airlines would be inspected, but it stopped short of grounding them.