Indonesia orders removal of Lion Air technical director after crash: state media

 A brand new Indonesian Lion Air plane that crashed into the sea on Monday had a technical issue.

Published: 31st October 2018 01:30 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st October 2018 01:30 PM   |  A+A-

A Lion Air plane taxis after landing at Denpassar international airport in Bali March 23, 2017. | Reuters

By AFP

JAKARTA: Indonesia's transport minister has ordered the removal of Lion Air's technical director and several technicians linked to a deadly plane crash, state news agency Antara reported Wednesday, citing government authority over the aviation industry.

"Today we will remove Lion's technical director from his duties to be replaced by someone else, as well as technical staff" who cleared the flight to depart, Budi Karya Sumadi was reported as saying

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