The UK has banned all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from British airspace
- The UK's air authority has banned Boeing 737 Max 8 planes from entering UK airspace.
- 157 people died on Sunday when a 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines went down near Addis Ababa.
- The UK joins the growing list of countries and airlines grounding 737 Max 8 fleets.
The UK's aviation agency has banned all Boeing 737 Max 8 plane from UK airspace, after 157 passengers were killed when the same model operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed.
The Civil Aviation Agency released a statement on Tuesday which said: "We have, as a precautionary measure, issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace."Read more: Some countries and airlines have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 after a second crash involving the plane that killed 157 people - here's who's taken action so far
On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa on its way to Nairobi, Kenya. All 157 passengers died.
Statement: Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft.- UK Civil Aviation Authority (@UK_CAA) March 12, 2019
The UK Civil Aviation Authority has issued instructions to stop any commercial passenger flights from any operator arriving, departing or overflying UK airspace.
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