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A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger jet flying to Jakarta from Bali crashed on October 29 off the coast of Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. Photo: Reuters
A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger jet flying to Jakarta from Bali crashed on October 29 off the coast of Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board. Photo: Reuters

Lion Air crash: DGCA advises training for 737 MAX pilots

Jet Airways Ltd and SpiceJet Ltd operate 737 MAX planes in the country

New Delhi: Pilots flying Boeing Co’s 737 MAX aircraft in India should be trained on a simulator that replicates the Lion Air crash scenario to the nearest possible extent, India’s aviation regulator said in statement on Thursday.

A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger jet flying to Jakarta from Bali crashed on October 29 off the coast of Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board and sparking safety concerns.

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said Indian airlines operating the MAX aircraft have not experienced any major issue and its advisory is an interim measure until there is more clarity from Boeing.

Jet Airways Ltd and SpiceJet Ltd operate 737 MAX planes in the country.

Also read: Lion Air crash: Boeing steps up airline outreach on 737 Max

This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.

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