Canada grounds Boeing 737 Max 8, bans jet from airspace

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, March 13, 2019
  • Canada is grounding all its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft and banning the jet from entering its airspace until further notice in the wake of mounting safety concerns following the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 people on board, including 18 Canadians.

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  • Marcus Lim  (Mar 13, 2019)

    Safety first. This is the right thing to do.

  • Ryantube007  (Mar 15, 2019)

    Man Saha not useless. When you crash at 600+ kph it ensures you don’t suffer by separating your torso :)

  • Man Saha  (Mar 15, 2019)

    The seat belt in plane is useless. There should be a plane belt attached to big parachute to slow the speed of cruising

  • Travis Thompson  (Mar 13, 2019)

    This took long enough..... We acted much faster with tainted lettuce ..........

  • [BRSH] Oggaly Boogaly  (Mar 16, 2019)

    +MaryLou Hilborn correct

  • MaryLou Hilborn  (Mar 16, 2019)

    Its all about finance lives don’t matter until people are killed the cause is irrelevant until its headlines in the mainstream .

  • KVZ  (Mar 13, 2019)

    This time China leading the world!!!

  • Joshua Balondo  (May 7, 2019)

    Leading the world? But most products are made of crap.

  • Man Saha  (Mar 15, 2019)

    No, it is Indonesia!

  • GH1618  (Mar 13, 2019)

    This is huge. They should have done this shortly after the Lion Air crash.

  • Man Saha  (Mar 15, 2019)

    Veev M If you are a licensed and best Pilot in the world, you should be worried to ride this specific plane.

  • Stable Genius  (Mar 14, 2019)

    Lionairre should never have crashed, you have been tricked by the media and government to not hold airlines accountable...

  • Pete fromtheIsland  (Mar 13, 2019)

    Yesterday it was money before lives. Today they worked out the size of the law suits if there was a Boeing 737 MAX to go down in Canada.

  • Ardent Fan  (Mar 14, 2019)

    +Dan Heuser ......It is not the question of whether it is a Liberal or a Conservative government. But it is certainly a question of a COMPETENT government that is capable of making wise decisions.

  • Dan Heuser  (Mar 13, 2019)

    +Ardent Fan Are you of the belief that a Conservative government would've been quicker to ground the planes? I would doubt that, given how "pro-business" they claim to be.

  • Ri4ver H·  (Mar 13, 2019)

    China reaction like 🚀 Canada reaction like 🚲US: 🙈

  • Yukie  (Mar 16, 2019)

    +Wish you all the best just getting the facts straight

  • Cay Nuck  (Mar 15, 2019)

    +Andrew Cribbes No, it's the other way around. Canada grounded them first.

  • Real Kevin Thompson  (Mar 13, 2019)

    Pray for the 300 plus people this software has already killed. They need to find the true cause and then prove it won't happen again.

  • Man Saha  (Mar 15, 2019)

    DJSbros Well you understand 737 max? Go book the flight with 737 max. It is not the pilot not understanding it, it is a BIG BUG if you understand programming.

  • Man Saha  (Mar 15, 2019)

    Progammer is now a silent killer

  • Lam rof  (Mar 13, 2019)

    I guess they calculated the embarrassment outweighs the profit to be lost if they grounded the plane. They wouldn't have flew it anywhere else except to the US anyway.

  • Just Another Alice  (Mar 14, 2019)

    Surprisingly we have grounded them too. I really didn’t think the US would, but I’m so relieved we did!

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  • Antonio B  (Mar 13, 2019)

    Better delayed than making 10 pm news

  • Hector Martinez  (Mar 13, 2019)

    Just booked my flight but made sure it wasnt one of these sketchy planes.

  • Justin Lee  (Mar 15, 2019)

    +Hector Martinez tell that too the victims....

  • Hector Martinez  (Mar 15, 2019)

    +Mihan Baseball you have a better chance of being in a car crash then airplane accident they say