A preliminary report on the Oct. 29 crash of Lion Air flight 610 (JT610) confirms the accident aircraft, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, was not airworthy on at least its last two flights, spotlighting gaps in the airline’s maintenance practices and safety culture. Much of the investigation focus has been on how the JT610 flight crew responded to flight-control issues during an 11-min. flight that ended when the Boeing 737 MAX 8 dove into the Java Sea, killing all 189 onboard. But early findings ...

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