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Indonesia ready to restart Boeing 737 Max flights

Deadly crashes, including of Lion Air jet, led to groundings worldwide

A Lion Air Boeing 737 Max jet is parked on the tarmac at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport near Jakarta in March 2019.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia said Tuesday that it is set to allow Boeing's 737 Max aircraft to return to the skies three years after a crash of one of the jets in the country claimed the lives of 189 people.

In a statement, the Ministry of Transportation said that "after going through the process of investigation" and other steps, it is preparing to lift the operational ban on the aircraft.

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