Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its Boeing B737 Max fleet following yesterday’s crush that left 159 people dead.
The plane that went down is similar to one that went down in Jakarta, Indonesia shortly after take-off in October last year.
In a March 11 statement, Ethiopian Airlines says: “Following the Tragic accident of ET 302/10 March B-737 MAX (ET-AVJ), Ethiopian Airlines has decided to ground all B-737-8 MAX fleet effective yesterday March 10, 2019 until further notice.
“Although we don’t yet know the cause of the accident, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as extra safety precaution.
“Ethiopian Airlines will release further information as soon as it is available. Updated information will also be on Ethiopian Airlines website at www.ethiopianairlines.com.”
Elsewhere, China, according to media reports, has grounded all its Boeing 737 Max fleets.
Meanwhile, the Ethiopian government has declared today (Monday) a day for national mourning.