Indonesia joins Ethiopia and China in grounding Boeing 737 Max-8 jets

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ADIDIS ABABA, Ethiopia

Indonesia has become the third country to join Ethiopia and China in grounding the Boeing 737 Max-8 aircrafts after its plane being flown by the Ethiopian Airlines crashed just six minutes after take-off.

Speaking to the press, Indonesia’s Director General of Air Transport, Polana Pramest said that they will carry out “an inspection” of the Boeing jets but flying them has been temporally prohibited.

On its part, the Chinese Aviation Ministry affirmed that it wants “an assurance” from Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration that it is safe to fly its jets.

Further, the Ethiopian government has ordered that all Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger aircraft be grounded indefinitely for checks after Sunday’s air disaster in the capital Adidis Ababa.