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[Published: Wednesday March 13 2019]

 Ethiopian Airlines chief wants 737 Max 8 jets grounded

 
ADDIS ABABA 13 Mar (ANA) - The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines has called for the grounding of all Boeing's 737 Max 8 jets until it is established that they are safe to fly.
 
Tewolde Gebremariam made the call in an interview with the BBC's Emmanuel Igunza, after the airline's Boeing's 737 Max 8 crashed six minutes after take-off from Ethiopia's Bole International Airport on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.
 
Mr Tewolde said the cause of the accident still needed to be determined, but he believed the aircraft should be grounded throughout the world because of the similarities with the Lion Air crash shortly after take-off from Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, last October.
 
The US Federal Aviation Authority has said it will not suspend the 737 Max aircraft despite mounting pressure from senators and workers' unions.
 
BBC Africa Live will bring your more details of what Mr Tewolde said later.(ANA)
FA/ANA/13 March 2019---------
 

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