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Indonesia plane that crashed had technical issue in previous flight: CEO

REUTERS
Published Oct 29, 2018, 3:36 pm IST
Updated Oct 29, 2018, 3:36 pm IST
There was a report of a technical issue which was resolved according to procedure, Lion Air CEO Edward Sirait says.
A member of Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) inspects debris believed to be from Lion Air passenger jet that crashed off Java Island at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Photo: AP)
 A member of Indonesian Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) inspects debris believed to be from Lion Air passenger jet that crashed off Java Island at Tanjung Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia Monday, Oct. 29, 2018. (Photo: AP)

Jakarta: An Indonesian Lion Air plane that crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Jakarta on Monday had a technical problem on a previous flight, but it had been resolved according to procedure, the company's chief executive said.

"This plane previously flew from Denpasar to Cengkareng (Jakarta). There was a report of a technical issue which had been resolved according to procedure," Edward Sirait told reporters, declining to specify the nature of the technical issue.

 

He said Lion has operated 11 aircraft of the same model, the Boeing 737 Max 8, and the other planes did not have the same technical problem.

Sirait said there was no plan to ground the rest of its Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet.

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