Airlines in multiple countries have suspended the use of Boeing’s new 737 MAX 8 aircraft over concerns about its safety, after an Ethiopian Airlines flight of the same model crashed Sunday killing all 157 people on board.
Flight ET302 to Nairobi had just taken off from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa Sunday when it reported technical problems and asked for permission to turn back. It crashed shortly afterwards.
As the crash investigation got underway, the Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered Monday that all domestic Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets be out of the air by 6 p.m. local time, due to its principle of “zero tolerance for safety hazards.”
“Alarms should be and going off all through the aviation industry,” says transportation analyst @MarySchiavo on the Ethiopia Airlines crash.
— CNN (@CNN) March 11, 2019
BREAKING: Indonesia grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes for inspections following Ethiopian Airlines crash.
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 11, 2019
Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets a day after 157 people were killed when one bound for Kenya crashed shortly after takeoff. https://t.co/vOezBsxcHn
— NBC News (@NBCNews) March 11, 2019