Currents News Staff
Boeing 737 Max 8 planes around the globe are grounded after 157 people were killed Sunday when a flight operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after take-off.
The airline announced the discovery of the plane’s black boxes as investigators are trying to piece the final moments of flight ET302.
“We don’t know the cause of the accident, we’ll comply with the all the international regulations,” Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airlines CEO.
This is the second time in six months that one of the brand-new planes went down just minutes into flight. In late October, a 737 Max 8 flown by Lion Air crashed off the coast of Indonesia.
Now, there are doubts about one of Boeing’s most popular jets.
Ethiopian Airlines grounded its four remaining 737 Max 8s. China ordered its entire 97 plane fleet to be out of the air until more details on the latest crash emerge.
In a statement Boeing said, “based on the information available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators.”
Many airlines are still keeping their 737s operating.
Sunday’s flight, lost contact with authorities just six minutes after take-off.
Citizens from 35 countries were on board the flight, including eight Americans and 22 United Nations staff members.