JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia’s Lion Air said on Tuesday it would meet a team from U.S. plane maker Boeing Co on Wednesday to discuss the fate of its 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed into the sea minutes after takeoff from Jakarta airport.
“We have many questions for them ... This was a new plane,” Lion Air Director Daniel Putut told reporters at a police hospital where doctors were identifying victim from Monday’s crash.
Lion Air, one of Boeing’s largest customers globally, announced in April a firm order to buy 50 Boeing 737 MAX 10 narrowbody jets with a list price of $6.24 billion.
Putut said the next delivery of the 737 MAX aircraft would have to undergo “an evaluation process” following the crash.
Reporting by Bernadette Christina Munthe; Writing by Gayatri Suroyo; Editing by Edmund Blair