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Airlines ground Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft after the Ethiopian Airlines crash

Updated : March 11, 2019 04:56 PM IST

Several airlines around the world have grounded their fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft as world carriers assessed the situation following the crash of one of the aircraft in Ethiopia.

This is for the second time in less than five months that a Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane crashed. In October 2018, an aircraft operated by Lion Air crashed killing over 180 people in Indonesia.

In the wake of the incident, various jurisdictions and airlines have initiated actions, including the grounding of the 737 MAX aircraft. The Civil Aviation Administration of China has asked its local carriers to stop commercial flights with 737 MAX 8 planes and Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its fleet of such aircraft.

In India, the aviation regulator Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has asked the pilots to train on simulator replicating crash scenarios.

(With inputs from PTI)
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