Ethiopian plane crash aftermath: Now, US bans Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts
New Delhi : The ban on Boeing 737 MAX aircrafts extended to Canada and the United States as US President Donald Trump ordered grounding the aircraft amid mounting global fears for the jets' airworthiness.
The US authorities say that new evidences show a similarity between Sunday's deadly crash and a fatal accident in Indonesia in October; both due to unexpected failure of Boeing 737 MAX 8.
The Federal Aviation Administration said findings from the crash site near Addis Ababa and "newly refined satellite data" warranted "further investigation of the possibility of a shared cause for the two incidents."
The FAA issued an emergency order grounding 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 aircraft until further notice.
Donald Trump reaffirmed the action by saying that the safety of Americans is his government's prime focus.
Earlier on Wednesday, Canada had also joined the long list of countries to ban the plane from flying in their airspaces and many airlines have voluntarily taken it out of service.
The DGCA had also imposed a ban on the boeing 737 Max in India. The statement issued by DGCA read, “We continue to consult closely with regulators around the world, airlines, and aircraft manufacturers to ensure passenger safety.”
On Tuesday, The Boeing Company issued a statement saying, “Safety is Boeing’s number one priority and we have full confidence in the safety of 737 MAX. We understand that regulatory agencies and customers have made decisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets.”
On Tuesday, Germany, France, the UK and Malaysia banned the B737 MAX 8 planes from their airspace. The decision came two days after a Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed moments after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.