Denmark grounds aircraft in wake of crash - The Post

Denmark grounds aircraft in wake of crash

Aviation authorities across Europe are suspending Boeing 737 flights while aviation accident investigators gather evidence

A Boeing 737 Max 8 from Lion Air, the airline that lost a plane in October in Jakarta (photo: Bathara Sakti/Flickr)
March 13th, 2019 1:27 pm| by Stephen Gadd

The Danish transport authority Trafikstyrelsen has decided to temporarily ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft.

The grounding came into effect yesterday at 20:00 Danish time.

Cause still unknown
The measure was taken as a response to a crash in Ethiopia on Sunday that saw all 157 people on board a Boeing 737 Max 8 killed.

Another fatal crash at the end of October in Indonesia with the same type of aircraft cost 189 people their lives. Both crashes occurred shortly after take-off.

Up to now aviation experts have not been able to discover the cause of the crashes.

In taking this step, Denmark is following a number of other countries and a recommendation from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency.