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Boeing 737 MAX pilots to be trained for Lion Air crash-like scenario

IANS  |  New Delhi 

India's regulator has issued advisories to domestic airlines for training pilots flying 737 MAX on simulator in an "exercise which replicates the crash scenario to the nearest possible extent".

The advisory was issued after the of Civil (DGCA) held a review meeting with and Jet Airways, the two domestic airlines which operate this type of aircraft, on December 3.

"Subsequent to the release of the preliminary investigation report (relating to accident of B 737 Max) by the National Transport Safety Committee Indonesia, a review meeting was held in DGCA on December 3, 2018 with the and operations and engineering team," the DGCA said in a statement on Thursday.

Accordingly, the regulator has advised operators "to issue instructions to crew to divert to nearest suitable airport in the event of MCAS (maneuvering characteristics argumentation system) defect in flight".

It further advised that verification flight should be conducted after rectification before undertaking any commercial flight if the had any MCAS-related snag in the flight.

However, the DGCA noted that even though Indian operators have not experienced major concern with their MAX aircraft, the decisions were taken as interim precautionary safety measures till such time issued more detailed information or clarification.

On October 29, a Lion Air's 737 MAX passenger jet flying to from crashed off-the-coast of killing all 189 people on board.



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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 21:50 IST