Indonesian government was still undecided to ground the flights using Boeing 737 Max 8, although similar plane type crashed again recently. Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Panjaitan in Jakarta, on the sideline of the launch of Indonesia National Plastic Action Partnerships Monday (11/03) said related government and stakeholders will soon discuss the steps following the incident of Ethiopian Airlines’ ET-AVJ that reportedly killed one Indonesian citizen.
“I have talked with the Transportation Minister. We’ll listen to the reports first. Our movement will be based on the report. We’ll discuss that tomorrow, and then make the decision,” said Luhut Panjaitan.
Meanwhile, as quoted from cnnindonesia.com, since Monday (11/3), Civil Aviation Administration of China had ordered all Chinese airlines to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. Similarly, through their twitter account, Ethiopian Airlines announced that they now ground all Boeing 737 Max 8. The ET-AVJ craft of Ethiopean Airlines was the second incident involving Boeing 737 Max 8 in several months after the crash of Lion Air PK-LQP Jakarta-Pangkalpinang in October 2019. (VOI/Steve/Trans.Steve/DP)