All Boeing 737 Max 8 Jets Grounded in China After Fatal Ethiopian Plane Crash – Same Model Killed 189 People in Indonesia

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Several airlines have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board.

Keep on reading Nexter.org to know more.

Ethiopian Airlines crash

An Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board and prompting the carrier to ground the rest of its fleet of the jets.

The victims were of 35 different nationalities, including eight Americans.

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Source: AFP | Getty Images

 

The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, said the pilot had reported technical difficulties after takeoff and asked for clearance to return to Addis Ababa. He said the pilot had flown more than 8,000 hours and had an “excellent flying record.”

It was the second crash of the 737 MAX 8, the latest version of Boeing’s workhorse narrowbody jet that first entered service in 2017.

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Source: AFP | Getty Images

 

In October, a 737 MAX 8 operated by Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air crashed 13 minutes after take-off from Jakarta on a domestic flight, killing all 189 passengers and crew on board.

Carriers ground Boeing 737 Max 8 jets

China is one of the world’s biggest users of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and it has just grounded them all. The country has 97 of the planes in operation domestically, according to state media.

The “Big Three” state-owned carriers – Air China, China Eastern and China Southern – have the largest number of Max 8s in their fleets.

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Source: Boeing

Ethiopian Airlines and Cayman Airways, have also grounded their 737 Max 8 aircraft.

According to the Boeing firm’s website, 16 airlines have taken delivery of the 737 Max 8. They include SilkAir, SpiceJet, TUI Group, Aerolineas Argentinas, Air Italy and Flydubai.

Several North American airlines also operate the aircraft and have said they are monitoring the investigation.


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