Iran bans flight of Boeing 737 MAX in its airspace 

March 15, 2019

TEHRAN – Iran is banning Boeing 737 Max 8 jets from its airspace amid safety concerns that arose following a cash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight on March 10, the Transport Ministry announced on Friday.

The Ethiopian crash was the second in five months involving the 737 Max 8. A Lion Air flight went down in Indonesia in October. Both crashes came shortly after takeoff.

Reza Jafarzadeh, director of public relations at Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, said the ban followed after many airlines have decided not to fly the Boeing 737 Max 8.

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