Boeing 737 airplanes sit outside the company's factory on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. // AFP PHOTO
Boeing 737 airplanes sit outside the company's factory on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. // AFP PHOTO

South Korea grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes

Breaking News March 12, 2019 17:09

By Agence France-Presse
Seoul, South Korea

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South Korea on Tuesday became the latest country to suspend operations of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, the model involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.



"We have advised Eastar Jet, the only South Korean airline that owns the B737-8 (two aircraft) -- the same model involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash -- to ground them," the land, infrastructure and transport ministry said.

"Eastar Jet has agreed to do so, and told us it will suspend the aircraft's operations starting Wednesday," it said in a statement. 

 

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