Ethiopian Airlines, China and Indonesia suspend Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

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Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has grounded it’s four remaining Boeing 737 Max 8 planes “as extra safety precaution” until further notice.

This follows Sunday air crash an Ethiopian Airlines plane Boeing 737 8 Max crashed six minutes after taking off from Adisa Abbaba to Nairobi, Kenya killing all the 157 passengers and crew on board.

In October, a jet operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air crashed into the Java Sea 12 minutes after take-off, killing all 189 people on board.

China and Indonesia have ordered their airlines to suspend operations of their 737 Max 8 jets.

Cayman Airways has also announced that it would ground its fleet.

Boeing said the investigation into the crash is in its early stages and there is no need to issue new guidance to operators of its 737 Max 8 aircraft.

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