3/11/2019, 7:28 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Ethiopian Airlines grounds 737 MAX fleet

Ethiopian Airlines grounded its Boeing 737 MAX 8 fleet following the crash of ET 302 on Sunday, according to media reports on Monday.

"Following the tragic accident of ET 302/10 March B-737-8 MAX (ET-AVJ), Ethiopian Airlines has decided to ground all B-737-8 MAX fleet effective yesterday, March 10, 2019 until further notice," the flag carrier said on Twitter on Monday. It added that although it had not established the cause of the accident yet, it grounded the fleet as an "extra safety precaution." The airline also said that it would release information as soon as it is available.

The move comes after China's Civil Aviation Administration ordered all domestic airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. ET 302 was en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and 8 crew members when it crashed on Sunday. There were no survivors.

Baha Breaking News (BBN) / DZ