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More countries ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets after Ethiopian Airlines crash


More countries ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets after Ethiopian Airlines crash

More countries are questioning the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 after a model belonging to Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after takeoff, killing 157 people.

Various Chinese airlines, as well as the Cayman Islands' national carrier, have reportedly grounded their fleets of the model in the wake of the crash. The Ethiopian Airlines plane went down on Sunday just six minutes after takeoff en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.


CNN reported that domestic airlines in China, which operate 97 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets, will have grounded all planes of that model by 6pm local time on Monday.

Cayman Airways is also temporarily grounding both of its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft from Monday, reported Washington Post. 

The Ethiopian Airlines plane is the second Boeing 737 MAX 8 to crash in the past few months. The same model from Indonesia's Lion Air crashed into the Java Sea in October last year, claiming the lives of 189 people. 

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