Pressure mounts on Boeing as more countries, passengers reject 'killer planes'

Pressure mounts on Boeing as more countries, passengers reject 'killer planes'

- Boeing has been embroiled in pressure as more countries joined Ethiopia to ground the passenger jets

- China, Mexico, Ethiopia, Brazil and South Africa have already grounded their Max 8 jets following the growing concern about the planes' safety

- The decision was followed by the Sunday, March 12 crash involving an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8 jet

Following the unfortunate Sunday, March 12 crash disaster involving Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8, pressure has been mounted on Boeing, the manufacturer of the narrow-shaped plane, as more countries continue to ground the 737 Max 8 jets.

Daily Mail reports that India's Jet Airways on Tuesday, March 12, followed the path of China, Mexico, Ethiopia, Brazil and South Africa by grounding its Max 8 jets following the growing concern about the planes' safety.

Legit.ng recalls that the Sunday crash killed all the 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard less than 10 minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa.

The disaster occurred five months after another crash disaster involving a Malaysian jet of the same product killed 189 passengers on board.

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Pressure mounts on Boeing as more countries, passengers reject 'killer planes'

Sympathisers surrounding remnants left behind by the crash of Ethiopian Boeing jet on Sunday
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Australia had earlier suspended 737 MAX aircraft from flying to or from the country while Singapore was reported to have issued the same orders at its busy Changi airport.

Report also claimed that apart from Indonesia and other countries who have taken the same action, Vietnam has also stopped granting licences for the jet pending the time the cause of the crash would be unravelled.

Pressure mounts on Boeing as more countries, passengers reject 'killer planes'

Remnants of the Ethiopian Boeing jet after crash disaster on Sunday
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US regulators have ordered Boeing to make urgent improvements to the aircraft model as passengers have taken to social media to register their displeasure and concerns about the security of the killer jet.

Report claimed that those who commented on the incident have demanded that they be grounded globally pending the time confidence will be passed on the airliner.

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Legit.ng had earlier reported that one Nigerian and at least 32 Kenyans were among the victims of the ill-fated Sunday, March 10, Boeing 737-800 MAX plane crash belonging to Ethiopian Airline.

A spokesperson of the airline, Asrat Begashaw, said the gory accident killed one Nigerian, 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, six Egyptians, nine Ethiopians, seven French, eight Americans and seven Britons among other nationalities.

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