Indonesia finds design flaw, oversight lapses in 737 MAX crash: WSJ
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September 23, 2019 - by Rishika Chatterjee in Bengaluru and David Shepardson in Washington; Additional reporting by Bernadette Christina Munthe in Jakarta; Editing by Clarence Fernandez and Peter Cooney for reuters.com
Indonesian investigators have found that design and oversight lapses played a key role in the October 2018 crash of Boeing Co's (BA.N) 737 MAX jet that killed all 189 people aboard, the Wall Street Journal said on Sunday.
The draft conclusions, expected to be the first formal government finding of flaws in the design and U.S. regulatory approval, also identify a string of pilot errors and maintenance mistakes as causal factors of the Lion Air crash, the WSJ here said.
The Boeing 737 MAX has been grounded since March in the aftermath of two fatal crashes in five months.
A Boeing spokesman did not comment on the newspaper report but said the plane maker continued to offer support to the investigating authorities as they complete their report.
Soerjanto Tjahjono, the head of Indonesia's transport safety committee, told Reuters he...
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