Ethiopian Airlines grounds all Boeing 737 Max planes

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Less than 24 hours after the crash of its Nairobi bound flight that killed all the 157 passengers on board, Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all its Boeing 737 Max planes.

The crash which killed citizens of several countries which included two Nigerian academicians. Professor Pius Adesanmi, a renowned scholar at the Carlton University of Canada was among the two Nigerians involved in the accident.

Earlier yesterday, Ethiopian Airlines issued a statement to condole with victim’s families.

The Airline’s Group CEO said the company “deeply regrets the fatal accident involved on ET 302 /March 10 on a scheduled flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.

The group CEO who is at the accident scene right now regrets to confirm that there are no survivors.

He expresses his profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident.”

In a related development, the Chinese government as also grounded all Boeing 737 MAX planes.