After Second Boeing 737 Max 8 Crashed, Regulators Ground Boeing Jets

Soon after the crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 Boeing 737 MAX 8, governments across the world are seeking information or either grounding such plane models.

Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), regulator for China ordered suspending Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights following the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash.

CAAC statement read, "Given that two accidents both involved newly delivered Boeing 737-8 planes and happened during take-off phase, they have some degree of similarity."

Chinese airlines operate 96 737 MAX jets, the state company regulator said on Weibo.

Meanwhile, the Indian regulator DGCA as well seeked information from private airlines that were operating the Boeing 737 MAX planes. Airlines Jet Airways and SpiceJet fly Boeing 737 MAX planes in India.

Cayman Airways has grounded both of its new 737 MAX 8 jets until more information was received, the Cayman Islands airline said in a statement on its website.

Indonesia and Singapore are monitoring the situation closely, but its planes continued to operate as scheduled.

An Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 bound for Nairobi crashed 6-minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. This was the second crash of the Boeing 737 MAX, this is also the latest Boeing narrowbody jet that first entered service in 2017.

The first crash recorded was in October 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea 13 minutes after take off, killing all the 189 passengers onboard.