Boeing planes are being monitored after a disaster in China
India’s aviation regulator has placed the country’s Boeing 737 jets under “enhanced scrutiny” following a plane crash in China.
According to the statement, teams have been dispatched to “review flying protocols, airworthiness, and operations.”
On Monday, a China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 airliner crashed in southern China, killing all 132 passengers and crew members on board.
Rescue workers have arrived on the scene, but the cause of the incident remains unknown.
When the plane crashed and caught fire, it was travelling from Kunming to Guangzhou. All 737-800s operated by China Eastern Airlines has been grounded.
“We are actively monitoring the issue of flight safety,” said Arun Kumar, director-general of the Indian Civil Aviation Authority.
“In the meantime, we’re concentrating on improving our 737 fleet’s surveillance.” SpiceJet, Vistara, and Air India Express all have Boeing 737 aircraft in their fleet.
Boeing, a US aircraft manufacturer, said it was working with Chinese investigators and the National Transportation Safety Board in the United States.
According to Cerium, there are 4,208 Boeing 737-800 passenger jets in service, with China accounting for nearly a quarter of them.
The Boeing 737-800, which first flew in the late 1990s, has a proven track record of safety. The plane that crashed on Monday had only been in service for about seven years.
Investigators will look for information from the plane’s “black box” flight recorders to figure out what led the aeroplane to crash in a wooded area of the Guangxi hills.
Boeing has been attempting to recover from two catastrophic events involving its 737 MAX jet, which resulted in the deaths of 346 passengers and crew members.
Boeing’s stock fell 3.5 per cent in New York on Monday. People seeking information regarding passengers on China Eastern Airlines should contact the airline’s hotline. In Shanghai, the company’s stock fell by more than 6% on Tuesday.