Fly Without Fear: DGCA Confirms Boeing 737 MAX Planes In India Have No Technical Issues Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Monday has said there is no technical issue experienced by the Boeing 737 MAX flights in the country, The New Indian Express has reported. There has been extensive alert and attention after an aircraft carrying 188 passengers had crashed in Indonesia.

Indonesia’s Lion Air, which operated the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashed into the sea soon after take-off from Jakarta. In India, Jet Airways and Spice Jet use the Boeing 737 MAX 8, introduced in May 2017. There are a total of six 737 Max 8 planes operating in the country.

A senior DGCA official said that since Jet Airways and SpiceJet are operating six Boeing 737 MAX planes, the DGCA has been in touch with the Boeing and Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to know more details about the unfortunate accident.

There are as many as 219 Boeing 737 MAX planes that have been delivered across the world. "As far as the operation of B 737 MAX with Indian operators is concerned, no technical issue has been experienced by the operators," the official said.

"Our deepest condolences on the tragic loss of lives in the Lion Air plane crash, off the coast of Jakarta today. Most unfortunate that Indian Pilot Bhavye Suneja who was flying JT610 also lost his life. The embassy is in touch with the Crisis Center and coordinating for all assistance," the Indian Embassy in Jakarta tweeted.

Indian pilot Bhavye Suneja died in the crash of the Lion Air flight- JT 610- which was heading towards Pangkal Pinang from Jakarta. It lost contact with ground control few minutes after take-off and was last tracked crossing the sea.

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