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Iraqi civil aviation body bans Boeing 737 MAX 8 for using its airspace


Devdiscourse News Desk baghdad Iraq
Updated: 13-03-2019 21:53 IST
Iraqi civil aviation body bans Boeing 737 MAX 8 for using its airspace

The move comes after a 737 MAX crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday killing 157 people. Another disaster involving a 737 MAX in Indonesia five months ago killed 189 people.  Image Credit: ANI

Iraq on Wednesday banned U.S. planemaker Boeing Co's 737 MAX aircraft from entering or transiting its airspace, a statement from the civil aviation authority said. It said the decision was based on air safety concerns.

The move comes after a 737 MAX crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday killing 157 people. Another disaster involving a 737 MAX in Indonesia five months ago killed 189 people.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : Iraq

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