Ethiopian Airways crash: Lebanon joins others states in ban of Boeing 737 MAX planes from its airspace

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BEIRUT, Lebanon

Following the unfortunate crash of the Ethiopian Airways on Sunday morning, Lebanon’s aviation authority has joined other states in banning all Boeing 737 MAX planes from landing in its capital Beirut or flying in its airspace.

Other states include: China, Ethiopia, the European Union, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, and Vietnam.

But, following mounting pressure, the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) said “it will not suspend Boeing 737 Max aircraft,”

Ethiopia’s Aviation authority said that the aircraft that crashed on Sunday morning was among one of the thirty aircrafts ordered by them in the airline’s expansion.

The Ethiopian Airways that crashed on Sunday morning just six minutes after take off killed 157 passengers on board in the capital Adidis Ababa. The deceased included passengers, the crew and children.

Founded in 1945, the Ethiopian airlines formerly known as the Ethiopian Air Lines is among the first air business in Africa. The airline has since its establishment, expanded to more than 100 destinations both on the continent and on the International level. It is also the continents largest airline in terms of passengers carried, destinations served, fleet size, and revenue.