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New Zealand bans Boeing 737 MAX flights

AFP  |  Wellington 

New Zealand's watchdog joined counterparts worldwide on Wednesday in banning 737 MAX from its airspace in the wake of a deadly plane crash in

New Zealand's Civil Authority (CAA) said it was imposing the temporary suspension after consultation with other regulators.

"The CAA's assessment has taken into consideration the level of uncertainty regarding the cause of the recent accident plus its review of the design," the CAA said in a statement.

The regulator said only one airline, Fiji Airways, flew the 737 MAX to

does not have any of the in its fleet. On Sunday, a new 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people on board.

The crash came after a jet of the same model went down in in October, claiming 189 lives.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 06:30 IST