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Canada transport minister grounds Boeing 737 MAX

AFP  |  Ottawa 

grounded the world's third largest fleet of MAX 8 jetliners, or 41 planes operated by three Canadian carriers, and banned the aircraft from its airspace Wednesday.

"As a result of new data that we received this morning, and had the chance to analyze, and on the advice of my experts and as a precautionary measure, I issued a safety notice," March told a press conference.

"This safety notice restricts commercial passenger flights from any operator of the MAX 8 or MAX 9 variant aircraft, whether domestic or foreign, from arriving, departing or overflying Canadian air space. This safety notice is effective immediately and will remain in place until further notice.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 22:49 IST