World airlines grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following deadly crashes recorded

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Several airlines have grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash.

The flight crashed minutes after takeoff on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

It was the second disaster in five months involving a Boeing 737 Max 8.

Aviation regulators in China and Indonesia have suspended flights using the Boeing 737 Max 8 while Ethiopian Airlines and Cayman Airways, have also grounded theirs.

While experts warn it is too early to say what caused the Ethiopian Airlines disaster, it came after the same model crashed in a flight operated by Lion Air in October.

The plane lost altitude soon after takeoff, killing 189 people on board.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China in a statement said given that the two accidents both involved newly delivered Boeing 737 Max 8 planes and happened during take-off phase, they have some degree of similarity,”.

Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Kunming Airlines, and China Southern Airlines are among the carriers affected.

More than 90 Boeing 737 Max 8 models are in use in mainland China.

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