South Korea Closes Airspace To All Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Following Deadly Crash
Fakhir Rizvi 4 days ago Fri 15th March 2019 | 06:16 PM
The South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport issued a Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) to inform pilots and airline operators of its decision to ban all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from South Korean airspace for three months, local media reported on Friday, citing the ministry
"The NOTAM notice will restrict any entry of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in Korean airspace until further notice from the aviation authorities," the ministry said, as quoted by South Korean news agency Yonhap.
A further investigation is being launched into the reasons behind both Sunday's and October's crashes. On Thursday, the black box from the most recent accident arrived at a laboratory in France to be analyzed for the possible causes behind the crash. Meanwhile, Boeing's stock prices, one of the United States' largest exporters, have plummeted over 10 percent since the crash in Ethiopia and the company is facing major international criticism over the supposed technical unreliability of the 737 MAX carriers.