The Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 fleet until further notice, the airline said on its Twitter account on Monday.
The decision came a day after 157 passengers died on board one of the airlines’ Boeing aircraft in a plane crash. The Boeing 737 was en route Nairobi, Kenya, from Ethiopia.
“Although we don’t yet know the cause of the crash, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as extra safety precaution,” the airline said.
Ethiopian Airlines has a fleet of four 737 MAX 8 jets, excluding the one that crashed on Sunday, according to flight tracking website, FlightRadar24.
Also, China on Monday ordered its airlines to suspend operations of their 737 MAX 8 jets by 6.pm, following the crash in Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian Airline crash incidence is the second of a Boeing 737 MAX jet since one operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air crashed in October 2018.