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DGCA closely monitoring Boeing situation, says Civil Aviation Secy

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The of Civil (DGCA) is monitoring the "situation very closely" in the wake of plane crash involving an aircraft manufactured by the American company, implying that these planes are not being grounded immediately.

Civil Secretary said the is in touch with and the Federal Administration (FAA).

He stated this in the wake of an plane crash on Sunday, involving 737 MAX 8, in which 157 people were killed.

The plane, on its flight to Nairobi, crashed shortly after taking off from in

Earlier today, issued a statement stating that it will continue to fly MAX.

"We are actively engaged with both Boeing and the of Civil Aviation and will continue to put safety first, as always. We have already implemented all additional precautionary measures as directed by the yesterday," read the statement. "737 MAX is a highly sophisticated aircraft. It has flown hundreds of thousands of hours globally and some of the world's largest airlines are flying this aircraft," the organisation added.

The fuel-efficient 737 MAX is the fastest-selling plane in Boeing's history. The plane-maker has accumulated nearly 4,700 orders from more than 100 customers worldwide.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 14:32 IST