IANS | 14 Mar, 2019
Sri Lanka is monitoring the safety issues linked with Boeing 737 Max
aircraft after a crash in Ethiopia killed all 157 on board, but no
aircraft is overflying or landing in the country at the moment, Director
General of Civil Aviation H.M.C. Nimalsiri said on Thursday.
said no domestic carrier operated Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and six
operators that flew the model to Bandaranaike International Airport
grounded the model, Xinhua news agency reported.
"We will take further steps once more information on the cause of the crash in Ethiopia is available," Nimalsiri said.
Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft have been grounded in a number of countries
and regions in Asia-Pacific amid safety concerns following the crash of
the Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet on Sunday.
It was the
second crash involving the 737 Max 8 model in less than five months,
after the Lion Air crash off Indonesia in which 189 people died in