The world’s biggest aircraft maker Boeing is facing serious questions regarding the safety of one of its most popular models following a fetal crash in which 157 people onboard Ethiopian airlines died when the plane crashed shortly after take off.
By Thursday, the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority had joined close to ten national regulators that have banned the Boeing 737 Max aircraft from flying in their airspaces. The UK’s move follows a similar ban by China, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia that have banned the 737 Max from flying into their air space.
According to the BBC, the UK’s CAA ban was hailed by the country’s Pilots’ Association.
The growing spotlight and fear over this particular aircraft, comes in the aftermath of a fetal crash on Sunday in which all 157 people on board an Ethiopian airlines ET302 died when their plane crashed just 6 minutes after take off.
The stern action from regulators has already forced up to 22 carriers across the world to ground the specific type of aircraft in anticipation of conclusion of investigations.
The increasing concern about the Boeing 737-800 Max model comes after an Indonesian airline crashed in similar circumstances just last October.