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EU grounds 737 MAX 8, MAX 9 models

IANS  |  Frankfurt 

The Safety Agency (EASA) has published an directive (AD), suspending flight operations of both 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 models in

According to a statement released by the EU's institution, which is located in Cologne, Germany, all commercial flights performed by third-country operators into, within or out of the EU of 737 MAX series will be suspended. The directive came into effect as of 1900 GMT on Tuesday, reported.

On Sunday morning, a 737 MAX 8 operated by crashed shortly after taking off from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board, including eight Chinese nationals.

EASA said that it was taking every step necessary to ensure the safety of passengers, offering assistance in supporting the accident investigation of the crash.



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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 00:30 IST