Japan Bans Boeing 737MAX From Entering Its Airspace In Wake Of Crash In Ethiopia - Reports

Japan Bans Boeing 737MAX From Entering Its Airspace in Wake of Crash in Ethiopia - Reports

The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has notified foreign airlines that it has decided to close its skies to Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 planes, becoming the latest country to do take this step in response to the deadly crash involving this aircraft model in Ethiopia, local media reported on Thursday

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 14th March, 2019) The Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has notified foreign airlines that it has decided to close its skies to Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 planes, becoming the latest country to do take this step in response to the deadly crash involving this aircraft model in Ethiopia, local media reported on Thursday.

According to the Kyodo news agency, Japan's move followed the decision by the US Federal Aviation Administration to ground all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft based on a review of new data from this weekend's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet.

The media outlet noted that there were currently no Japanese airlines operating the MAX 8 and MAX 9, and foreign airlines that used these aircraft on routes to Japan had replaced them with other models.

An Ethiopian Airlines MAX 8 plane crashed shortly after departure on Sunday, claiming the lives of all 157 people on board. Another Boeing 737 MAX crashed in Indonesia back in October, killing all 189 people on board.

The situation around the Boeing 737 MAX has prompted dozens of countries to either ground the plane series or close their airspace to the planes since Sunday.

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