Britain Bans Boeing 737 Max Planes From Their Airspace


Britain on Tuesday joined four other countries in banning planes from their airspace as a growing number of airlines around the world grounded the jets following a second deadly accident in just five months.

On Sunday, a new Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to , killing all 157 people on board. It came after a Lion Air jet of the same model crashed in Indonesia in October, killing 189 .

Investigators have recovered the black box flight recorders from the Ethiopian Airlines plane, which crashed near carrying passengers and crew from 35 countries — including some two dozen UN staff .

regulators have ordered Boeing to make urgent improvements to the model and insisted they would take action if safety issues are detected .

But it was not enough to reassure aviation authorities in Britain and four other countries — , Australia, and Oman — who temporarily banned all 737 MAX planes from their airsp

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