New Delhi: In the wake of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) said that it will seek information from Boeing, Jet Airways and SpiceJet that operates Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. The development comes soon after China’s aviation regulator grounded all flights of that model.
Earlier in the day, the Civil Aviation Administration of China issued a statement which stated that all domestic Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets would be grounded for some time, due to its principle of zero tolerance for safety hazards.
“Operation of the 737 MAX 8 aircraft will resume after confirming the relevant measures to effectively ensure flight safety”, the statement added.
A Boeing 737 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard on Sunday. Among the dead, four of them were Indians.
A spokesman for the airline had apprised that the plane crashed while heading from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. “Flight ET 302 crashed at 8:44 AM near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of the capital Addis Ababa,” the airline had said, confirming the plane was a Boeing 737-800 MAX.