Europe has banned the Boeing 737 MAX ‘ a plane that has crashed twice since October


The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has banned all Boeing 737 MAX airliners from flying in Europe.

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“As a precautionary measure, EASA has published today an Airworthiness Directive, effective as of 19:00 UTC, suspending all flight operations of all Boeing Model 737-8 MAX and 737-9 MAX airplanes in Europe,” EASA said in a statement on Tuesday.

Read more: Boeing is going to update the control software on the 737 Max that may cause the plane to nosedive.

In addition, EASA also issued a safety directive that is suspending all non-European airlines from operating the 737 MAX into, within, or out of the European Union. The agency also said it has offered its assistance to the ET302 crash investigation that’s currently being led by the Ethiopian Authorities with the support of the US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB).

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