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Indonesia tragedy: DGCA seeks details from Boeing, FAA on Lion Air crash

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A member of Indonesian National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) inspects debris recovered from the area where a Lion Air passenger jet is suspected to crash, at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta. Photo: PTI

Arindam MajumderAneesh Phadnis New Delhi/Mumbai
The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Indian aviation regulator,  has sought information from Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the US on the Lion Air crash, which resulted in the deaths of 189 passengers aboard on Monday.

“The DGCA is in touch with Boeing and the FAA to find out more about the unfortunate incident,” a DGCA spokesperson said.

Delhi native Bhavye Suneja was the captain of the two-month-old Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which lost contact with air traffic control 13 minutes after take-off from Jakarta. The Boeing was on a scheduled flight to popular tourist

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First Published: Oct 29 2018 | 8:25 PM IST

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