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The family of a passenger killed in the JT 610 Lion Air crash are suing Boeing over an alleged fault with the jet's design.
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday issued an emergency airworthiness directive on about 250 Boeing 737 Max aircraft after the U.S. aircraft manufacturer sent a bulletin to carriers in the aftermath of a deadly Lion Air flight.
Indonesian authorities have downloaded data from a back box recorder of the Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea last week, as divers continued to search for a second black box and the remains of the 189 people on board.
Indonesia has ordered inspections on all the country's commercial Boeing 737-Max 8 planes, after one crashed into the sea with 189 people on board.
A search-and-rescue team has recovered 24 bodies and pieces of plane debris and passenger belongings in the sea north of Jakarta where a Lion Air commercial aircraft crashed on Monday.
The Lion Air passenger aircraft JT610 which crashed in Indonesia today was a new Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane that went into service only on August 15 this year, according to a statement from the airline.
A Lion Air Boeing 737 passenger plane, JT-610 has come down after taking off from Jakarta. It was on a scheduled flight from the Indonesian capital to Pangkal Pinang, the main city in the Bangka Belitung Islands.