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Mexico’s national airline, Aeroméxico, announced late Monday, March 11, that it has temporarily grounded its entire fleet of six Boeing 737 Max 8 jets as a result of safety concerns following the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight on the same model on Sunday, March 10.

The Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed six minutes after its takeoff from the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, killing 157 people, including at least one Mexican.

The same model of jet crashed off Indonesia in October under similar circumstances in October of last year.

Aeroméxico joins at least 25 other airlines that have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes until further notice.

The 737 Max 8, which is Boeing’s best-selling plane, was first introduced in 2017.

There are currently 350 of the models in operation worldwide.


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