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China Suspends Operation Of All Boeing 737 MAX 8 Jets After Ethiopian Airline Crash

The government of China has grounded all Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets after the crash of the Ethiopian airline that left 157 people dead. The airline crashed six minutes after it had taken off.

This was the second aircraft of the same model to go down after A Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight  in late October killing all 189 people on board.

The China Civil Aviation Authority said that the jets would be grounded until 6p.m to allow precautionary measures as they have “zero tolerance for safety hazards “policy.

The Ethiopian Airlines has also announced that they would ground all the Boeing 737 MAX 8 as an extra safety precaution while investigations into the crash continue.

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“Given in both air crashes, the aircrafts were newly delivered Boeing 737 MAX 8, and both accidents occurred during the take-off, they share certain similarities,” the administration said in a statement.

The identification of the 157 victims who died in the crash is currently ongoing. Those who perished came from 35 countries, including 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians and eight passengers each from China, Italy and the United States.

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Written by Merxcine Cush

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