BEIJING | China grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopia crash

BEIJING  | China grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after Ethiopia crash

BEIJING (AP) — China‘s civilian aviation authority ordered all Chinese airlines to temporarily ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes Monday after one of the aircraft crashed in Ethiopia.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China said the order was issued at 9:00 a.m. (0100 GMT) on Monday and would last nine hours.

It said the order was “taken in line with the management principle of zero tolerance for security risks,” because the crash was the second after another of the planes fell into the ocean off the coast of Indonesia in similar circumstances on Oct.

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