After crash, Ethiopian Airlines suspends Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet

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Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its Boeing 737 Max 8 fleet, just a day after a crash killed all 157 people on board.

"Although we don't yet know the cause of the crash, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as an extra safety precaution," the airline said on Twitter.

According to flight tracking website FlightRadar24, the airline has a fleet of four 737 MAX 8 jets.

This comes as China suspended operations of their 737 MAX 8 jets, citing two crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia. 

"Given that two accidents both involved newly delivered Boeing 737 Max 8 planes and happened during take-off phase, they have some degree of similarity," the Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a statement.

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