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Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes grounded

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash is the same type of plane as the Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed last October, reports All Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines says it will ground its fleet of 737 MAX 8s as a safety precaution and China has also grounded all 737 MAX aircraft operated by Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines in response to the crash.

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed on Sunday, shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa, killing all eight crew members and 149 passengers on board the Nairobi-bound flight.

Flight ET 302 came down near the town of Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, about 50 kilometres south of Addis Ababa, just minutes after taking off at 08h38 local time.

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