March 13, 2019 / 10:19 AM / 4 months ago

Boeing Co should ground 737 MAX 8 jets - Ethiopian Airlines CEO

Volunteers of Israeli rescue and recovery organisation ZAKA search for remains of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash victims at the scene of a plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 12, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Boeing Co should ground all of its 737 MAX 8 jets until it is established that they are safe to fly, the chief executive of Ethiopian Airlines told the BBC on Wednesday.

Tewolde Gebremariam spoke in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa following the crash of his airline’s 737 MAX 8 on Sunday, killing all 157 people onboard.

Reporting By Maggie Fick; Editing by Catherine Evans

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