The U.K. Civil Aviation Authority has said on Tuesday that it has banned all Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft from flying its airspace.
The decision comes after the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people last Sunday.
The aviation authority said in a statement that it has been “closely monitoring the situation.” And even though it does not have sufficient information from the flight data recorder, as a precautionary measure, it has stopped all commercial passenger flights landing, departing or overflying in U.K. airspace using the Boeing 737 MAX.
“The UK Civil Aviation Authority’s safety directive will be in place until further notice,” it said in a statement. “We remain in close contact with the European Aviation Safety Agency and industry regulators globally.”
An Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 to Nairobi from Addis Ababa crashed minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people on board. No Ghanaian was on board.
China, Ethiopia, Indonesia and other countries have temporarily grounded Boeing 737 MAX planes as a precaution after the crash.