The UK has banned all Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft from British airspace

Boeing 737 Max 8


A Boeing 737 Max 8.

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."Advertisement

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.

You can read the full list of countries and airlines to take action over the 737 Max 8 here.