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Serbia bars Boeing 737 MAX flights from airspace

AFP  |  Belgrade 

Serbia's authorities barred 737 MAX planes from the country's airspace, a told AFP Wednesday, joining a wave of government bans worldwide after a second deadly crash involving the model.

has also banned the "for take-off and landing at all airports" in the country, a for the Civil Directorate said of the measure, which went into effect Tuesday.

He explained that "is aligning itself with the directives of the European Union Safety Agency", which decided on Tuesday to airspace to 737 MAX.

On Sunday, a new 737 MAX 8 went down minutes into a flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people on board.

This followed the October crash of a jet of the same model in Indonesia, claiming 189 lives.

Despite the aviation giant's assurances that the is safe and reliable, countries including Britain, and have grounded the plane or banned it from their airspace as they await the results of the investigation into the crash.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 15:05 IST