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Singapore grounds Boeing 737 Max after Ethiopian airplane crash

Singapore’s aviation regulator on Tuesday banned the use of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in the country’s airspace. The regulator has taken this step after the terrible plane crash in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Airlines’s Boeing 737 Max crashed just a few minutes after flying for Nairobi on Sunday. All 157 people aboard the plane were killed. A few months ago, a plane of this model of Lion Air crashed in Indonesia, in which 189 people died.

Singapore Civil Aviation Authority said in a statement that it has temporarily banned for operating in all types of Boeing 737 Max aircraft coming to Singapore and going from here in view of two Boeing 737 Max aircraft accidents within five months.

The official said that Singapore’s decision will be effective from Tuesday at 2 pm on international time. On the other hand, the Brazilian airline GOL also announced on Monday that it is blocking the operations of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. The airline said in a statement that security for them is the first and the company is temporarily suspending commercial operations of the 737 Max 8 aircraft. India and China too have imposed similar restrictions after the tragic accident in Ethiopia.

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