The fallout from the second crash of Boeing’s newest 737 passenger jet has reached Australian shores as it becomes the latest country to ground the aircraft.
Australian civil aviation authority has followed the similar move announced by China, Indonesia, the Cayman Islands, Ethiopia, Mongolia and Morocco earlier this week.
On Tuesday, South Africa, Singapore and Vietnam also announced they are grounding the troubled aircraft. At the same time, India’s aviation regulator tightened norms governing the operation the jet.
The measures come days after Boeing’s latest 737 flying from Ethiopia to Kenia crashed on Sunday, killing 157 people.
The deadly crash occured less than five months after another brand new 737 MAX 8, belonging to Indonesian airline Lion Air, fell into the Java Sea just 13 minutes after takeoff from Jakarta, taking the lives of all 189 on board.
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