Lion Air crash: How could a brand new plane have crashed in Indonesia?

The Boeing 737 Max 8 had entered into commercial service in 2017, and the one that plunged into the sea was delivered to Lion Air only in August 2018.PHOTO: REUTERS

SINGAPORE - How could a plane that started flying just two months ago crash?

That's the big question being discussed after Lion Air flight JT610 went down on Monday (Oct 29) morning. The Boeing 737 Max 8 - a new aircraft type fitted with a new engine type - had entered into commercial service in 2017 and the one that plunged into the sea was delivered to Lion Air only in August this year.

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