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Icelandair suspends Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights

AFP  |  Reykjavik 

said Tuesday it had suspended flights of its three 737 MAX 8 aircraft until further notice after a plane of the same model crashed in

"Group has decided to temporarily suspend operations of its three 737 MAX 8 aircraft until further notice," it said in a statement.

The carrier nonetheless expressed confidence in the safety of the aircraft.

"Based on the available information, Icelandair's thorough safety processes and the training of its crew, the company is confident in the safety of the 737 MAX 8 aircraft."

It said it would "follow any further developments closely, working with local, European, and American authorities regarding next steps."

A string of have suspended flights with the US aircraft maker's 737 MAX planes and numerous countries have banned them from their airspace, after Sunday's Ethiopian crash killed all 157 people on board.

It was the second deadly accident involving the aircraft in just five months.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 21:50 IST