Ethiopian Airlines crash: 10 countries have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8

Ethiopian Airlines crash: 10 countries have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8

Some countries and airlines are grounding the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft following the deadly crash in Ethiopia on 10 March, which killed 157 passengers and crew.

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The aircraft model has had two crashes in less than six months. In October 2018, a new Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight went down over the Java Sea, killing 189 people.

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Below are the countries that have grounded or barred the Boeing 737 Max 8, according to a report by the Washington Post:

  1. China
  2. Ethiopia
  3. Singapore
  4. Indonesia
  5. Morocco
  6. Mongolia
  7. Malaysia
  8. Australia
  9. Oman
  10. Britain

READ ALSO: Pressure mounts on Boeing as more countries reject 'killer planes'

Briefly.co.za previously reported that Carleton University, employer of the Canada-based Nigerian professor, Pius Adesanmi, has confirmed the death of the scholar who was aboard the aircraft that crashed in the early hours of Sunday.

The university released an official statement on Sunday evening, saying that Adesanmi was one of the 18 Canadians who died on the Ethiopian Airways flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya.

Adesanmi was the director at The Institute of African Studies (IAS) at Carleton University.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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