Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its fleet of Boeing 737-8-Max airplanes following the crash of its passenger jet of the same model, on Sunday March 10th. The crash happened six minutes after take-off from the capital Addis Ababa, on its way to Nairobi.
"Even though the cause of the accident is not yet known, Ethiopian Airlines decided to ground its MAX 8 jets," the Airliner said in a statement.
In addition to Ethiopian Airlines' decision to suspend its MAX 8 fleet from flying service, China's civil aviation authority has reportedly banned the flying of its MAX 8 jets after Ethiopian plane crash.
The airline said it is conducting an investigation with Boeing and the Civil Aviation Authority to find out the cause of the accident.
The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed on Sunday March 10th, killing 149 passengers and the eight crew members on board.