Denmark grounds aircraft in wake of crash

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

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.