Ethiopian Airlines grounds Boeing 737 MAX fleet after deadly crash
Addis Ababa, Mar 11: Ethiopian Airlines on Monday grounded Boeing 737 MAX fleet after deadly crash which killed all 157 people on board one of its planes of the same type.
Taking to Twitter, the airline on Monday tweeted,''Although we don't yet know the cause of the crash, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as extra safety precaution.''
Earlier in the day, China had ordered its airlines to suspend operations of their 737 MAX 8 jets by 6 pm (1000 GMT) following the crash in Ethiopia, the second of a Boeing 737 MAX jet since one operated by Indonesia's Lion Air crashed in October.
Earlier on Sunday, Four Indians, including a UN consultant attached with the Environment Ministry, were among those killed when a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking-off from Addis Ababa.
The Boeing 737 crashed minutes after an early-morning takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers.