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Indonesia to allow Boeing 737 MAX to fly again

Christian Fernsby |
Indonesia will lift a ban on the Boeing, the transportation ministry said on Tuesday, three years after local carrier Lion Air lost one of the planes in a fatal cash during a routine domestic flight.

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189 people were killed when the flight plunged into the Java Sea shortly after take off in October, 2018. A similarly deadly incident with an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX the following March prompted aviation authorities around the world to ground the aircraft.

Pilots at Indonesia based airlines will have to undergo additional simulator training before they can fly the plane again, the statement added.

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