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DGCA issues additional safety instructions for flying B737 MAX planes

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

regulator DGCA on Monday issued additional safety instructions to and for operating 737 MAX planes.

The pilot commanding the should have at least 1,000 hours of flying experience, according to the DGCA directions.

A day after a 737 MAX crashed in killing 157 people, the of Civil (DGCA) said interim safety measures are being taken with inputs available at this stage.

"The DGCA will continue to closely monitor the situation and may impose/ take any other operational/ maintenance measures/ restrictions based on the information received from accident investigation agency/ FAA/ Boeing," the regulator said in a statement.

The watchdog has also asked the to ensure various requirements are complied with by engineering and maintenance personnel with respect to 737 MAX planes.

The operators have to ensure that no 8 MAX in their fleet is operated without compliance with DGCA's latest directions with effect from 1200 hours on March 12, the statement said.

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 21:40 IST