November 14, 2018 / 1:42 AM / a month ago

U.S. FAA launches high-priority probe of Boeing's safety analyses -WSJ

Nov 13 (Reuters) - The U.S. aviation regulator has launched a high-priority probe of the safety analyses performed over the years by Boeing Co, following the crash of a Lion Air jet in Indonesia last month, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.

The Federal Aviation Administration said it was reviewing details surrounding the safety data and conclusions the company previously provided to it as part of certifying 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 models, the WSJ reported on.wsj.com/2K8a8nf.

The FAA and Boeing did not respond to requests for comment outside regular business hours.

A Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashed on Oct. 29 minutes after taking off from Jakarta, killing all 189 people aboard. (Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru Editing by Leslie Adler)

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