Now, Singapore to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopian Airlines crash
Singapore, Mar 12: Multiple airlines around the world, along with the countries of China and Indonesia, have decided to ground Boeing 737 Max-8 planes in the wake of a crash on Sunday that killed 157 people. Singapore will now ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopian Airlines crash.
Earlier on Monday, the investigators recovered one of two black box recorders on the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed just outside Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew, Ethiopian state media reported.
On Sunday, a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crashed minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including four Indians, tourists, business travellers, and "at least a dozen" UN staff.
The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 was the second by a Boeing 737 Max-8 in the past five months. This past October, a Max-8 that was operated by Lion Air crashed off the coast of Indonesia and killed all 189 people on board.
Ethiopia declared a national day of mourning for on Monday amid a global stream of condolences for loved ones, many of whom gathered in tears at Nairobi's Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Meanwhile, Boeing's 737 is the company's most popular jet around the world, and U.S.-based airlines have not announced any plans to ground the newest model of the 737, the Max-8.