JAKARTA — March 11, 2019: A few countries, including Indonesia, have ordered to be grounded temporarily the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft following the second crash of a similar aircraft on Sunday.
In the latest incident, an Ethiopian Airline Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed after taking off from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi, killing all 149 passengers and crew.
The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation said in a statement today mentioned about a similar aircraft of Lion Air had crashing into the Java Sea on October 29, killing 189 passengers and crew, shortly after taking off from the international airport here.
The inspection will begin tomorrow. All the aircraft are prohibited from flying until the inspection has been completed by the flight operations inspector, reported Bernama.
PT Lion Air has 10 such aircraft and PT Garuda Indonesia, one.
The US Business Insider reported on a similar order by China’s Aviation Authority to be effective until 6pm next Monday while South Korea and Ethiopian Airline are doing the same with some of their B737 Max 8.