Japan Bans Boeing 737 Max Planes From Their Airspace


on Thursday joined a global ban on flights of Boeing ’s 737 MAX planes in the wake of Sunday’s crash of the medium – haul Jets, which killed all 157 people aboard , officials said.

The land and transport ministry ordered overseas carriers not to fly aircraft to any airports in Japan.

“The ban won’t be lifted until we can confirm its safety, ” the official told AFP.

No Japanese airline companies possess Boeing 737 MAX planes , while All Nippon Airways plans to buy 30 units of the aircraft.

The ministry has not issued any instruction on ANA’ s planned purchase , the official said , adding ,

“Primarily, each private company should make its own decision”

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