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Jet Airways' B737 MAX aircraft not operational

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Jet Airways' five MAX aircraft are currently not operational, the said in a statement.

The clarification came after 157 people on board a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian flight (737 MAX 8) were killed after the plane crashed on Sunday shortly after taking off from in

"is deeply saddened by the unfortunate accident involving a MAX aircraft of Our thoughts and prayers go out to the bereaved families and friends and all our colleagues from the community impacted by this tragedy."

"The is in contact with the manufacturer and the regulator in context of this development, and remains committed to implementing all directives or advisories that may be published by those authorised," read the statement issued by the

has placed orders for MAX planes with and some have already been delivered.too has a deal with for up to 205 aircraft, including at least 155 737 MAX 8 planes.

The fuel-efficient 737 MAX is the fastest-selling plane in Boeing's history. The plane-maker has accumulated nearly 4,700 orders from more than 100 customers worldwide.

Soon after the crash, Ethiopian authorities outlined that the pilot had reported technical difficulties after takeoff and asked for clearance to return to The CEO, Tewolde Gebremariam, added that the pilot had flown more than 8,000 hours and had an "excellent flying record."

The exact cause behind the crash is being investigated.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 13:05 IST