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Indonesia orders inspection of all Boeing 737 Max 8 in country

All 189 passengers feared dead as rescuers retrieve belongings and human remains

Indonesia's Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi speaks to the media on the rescue operation of Lion Air flight JT610 at Tanjung Priok port in Jakarta.    © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia's Transportation Ministry has ordered its airlines to conduct emergency inspections on their Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following the crash of Lion Air flight JT610 on Monday, as the search for the ill-fated plane and its black box recorder continues into a second day.

Flight JT610 was flown on a Max 8 plane, a new addition to Lion Air's fleet only in August. The ministry will also launch a special audit on Lion Air from Tuesday to see if there were problems with its management system.

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