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Trump announces plan to ground all Boeing 737 MAX planes

The move comes after intense international and political pressure following the deadly Ethiopian plane crash.

, ET Bureau|
Updated: Mar 14, 2019, 09.35 AM IST
WASHINGTON:After almost all countries across the world banned it, the US also banned the Boeing 737 MAX - the aircraft was involved in two deadly crash in the past five months.

US ban followed Canada’s ban of the aircraft as a precaution post the Ethiopian crash on Sunday. Almost all major countries in the world banned the aircraft by the end on Wednesday leaving US and Canada.

India banned the aircraft late night on Tuesday after the UK, Germany and France banned it post the EASA advisory.

SpiceJet and Jet Airways are the two airlines in the country, which has Boeing 737 MAX in its fleet. While Jet Airways’ five such aircraft in its fleet is grounded due to non-payment of lease rentals to leasing companies along with 45 others SpiceJet’s 12 aircraft have been grounded after the ban leading to 14 flight cancellations today.

SpiceJet is also set to cancel 35 more flights on Thursday.

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