The 737 MAX aircraft is getting more ban from almost every country in the world, the latest country to ban the aircraft is the United States, the announcement was made by US President, Donald Trump.
Demands grew for urgent answers over the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 as Ethiopian and US authorities searched for the cause of Sunday’s deadly crash near the capital of the African nation, which followed a fatal accident in Indonesia in October.
Trump told White House Reporters, “We’re going to be issuing an emergency order of prohibition to ground all flights of the 737 MAX 8 and the 737 MAX 9 planes.
“The safety of the American people and all peoples is our paramount concern.”
The Federal Aviation Administration said the decision was based on new evidence gathered at the crash site near Addis Ababa as well as “newly refined satellite data.”
Earlier on Wednesday, Canada also joined the long list of countries to ban the plane from flying in its airspace and many airlines have voluntarily taken it out of service.
The FAA said it will continue to work with investigators to determine the cause of the crash, while Ethiopia said it would send the black boxes to Europe for analysis.
“Hopefully they will come up with an answer but until they do the planes are grounded,” Trump said of the planes.
Boeing chief Dennis Muilenburg said he supported the US decision “out of an abundance of caution,” but continues to have “full confidence” in the safety of the plane.