After a plane crash in China, India has put its Boeing 737 fleets under “heightened surveillance.”

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SpiceJet, Vistara, and Air India Express are three Indian airlines that have Boeing 737 aircraft in their fleets.

New Delhi, India: After a China Eastern Airlines aeroplane of the same kind crashed on Monday, killing 132 people, the DGCA has placed the Boeing 737 fleets of Indian carriers under “increased observation,” according to its chairman Arun Kumar.
SpiceJet, Vistara, and Air India Express are three Indian airlines that have Boeing 737 aircraft in their fleets.

“Flight safety is serious business, and we are closely investigating the matter,” Mr Kumar told PTI when asked what actions the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) is doing in the aftermath of Monday’s tragedy.

In the meanwhile, we’re concentrating on improving our 737 fleet’s monitoring.” A China Eastern Airlines Boeing 737-800 plane crashed in Tengxian County, Wuzhou, killing 123 passengers and nine crew members on its route from Kunming to Guangzhou.

According to state media, none of the 132 persons on board the Chinese passenger airliner that crashed were foreigners.

The Boeing 737 Max is a more sophisticated variant of the Boeing 737-800, and both aircraft are part of the 737 series. Boeing, located in the United States, did not react to PTI’s request for comment on the topic.

In the six months between October 2018 and March 2019, two Boeing 737 Max aeroplanes were involved in accidents, killing a total of 346 passengers. The DGCA banned Boeing 737 Max planes in India in March 2019 as a result of these two incidents.

In August of last year, the restriction on the aircraft’s commercial operations was removed after Boeing completed essential software corrections to the satisfaction of the DGCA.

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