Indonesia has temporarily suspended the flight of the Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger aircraft to be examined following a fatal crash of a plane of this type in Ethiopia, Polana B. Pramesti, Transport Director-General of the Transport Ministry said.
The Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after taking off from an airport in Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing all 157 people aboard.
“Security steps of temporary suspension of the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft being taken by the Air Transport Administration to make sure that the aircrafts are fit to fly,” the Indonesian official said in a statement.
The test is due to start on (Today) Tuesday for planes owned by the national airline Garuda Indonesia and 10 planes owned by low-cost airline Lion Air.
In October, a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft operated by Lion Air crashed 13 minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta on an internal flight, killing all 189 people on board.