March 12, 2019 / 12:31 PM / 3 months ago

Malaysia suspends Boeing 737 MAX operations in its air space

Wreckage is seen at the site of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia has suspended all Boeing 737 MAX operations flying to and from the Asian nation and from crossing its air space until further notice, the Malaysian civil aviation authority said.

Singapore, Australia, China and Indonesian aviation authorities had implemented a temporary suspension of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft in and out of their airports during a safety review after a Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday, following another fatal crash of a 737 MAX jet in Indonesia five months ago.

Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Edmund Blair

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