Gov't temporarily grounds Boeing 737 MAX jets

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Rescuers work beside the wreckage of an Ethiopian Airlines' aircraft at the crash site, some 50 km east of Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. [Photo/Xinhua]

Civil aviation authority asked domestic airlines to temporarily suspend operation of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft after a model operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed on Sunday, according to report by

All 157 people on board the aircraft from Addis Ababa to Nairobi died in the accident, according to Ethiopian Airlines. It is the second time in less than five months that Boeing 737 MAX was involved in such a deadly crash.

According to, the Civil Aviation Administration of China told domestic airlines to replace many of the domestic flights that were set for the Boeing 737 MAX with Boeing 737-800 models.

There are over 60 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that have been delivered to Chinese carriers, including Air China, China Eastern Airlines and China Southern Airlines.

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