[NEWS]: FG BANS BOEING 737 MAX PLANES IN NIGERIA’S AIRSPACE.

THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ON WEDNESDAY ANNOUNCED A BAN ON BOEING 737-MAX AIRCRAFT FLYING IN  NIGERIAN AIRSPACE AFTER THE ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES FLIGHT CRASHED ON SUNDAY, KILLING 157 PEOPLE.

THE DECISION WAS TAKEN AT THE FEDERAL EXECUTIVE COUNCIL MEETING PRESIDED OVER BY PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI IN ABUJA.

ALSO,UNITED STATES PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP  ANNOUNCED ON WEDNESDAY  THAT THE US WAS  GROUNDING   ALL BOEING 737 MAX 8 AND MAX 9 AIRCRAFT IN THE WAKE OF SUNDAY’S CRASH, ACCORDING TO AP.

THE  US AVIATION LEADERSHIP FOLLOWED UP WITH A FORMAL ORDER, SAYING IT “MADE THIS DECISION AS A RESULT OF THE DATA GATHERING PROCESS AND NEW EVIDENCE COLLECTED AT THE SITE AND ANALYSED TODAY (WEDNESDAY).” THE AGENCY SAID THE GROUNDING WOULD REMAIN IN EFFECT “PENDING FURTHER INVESTIGATION.”

THE MINISTER OF STATE, AVIATION, HADI SIRIKA, TOLD  STATE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS AFTER THE FEC MEETING  THAT BOTH THE BOEING 737-MAX 8 AND MAX 9 WERE AFFECTED BY THE BAN.

THE MINISTER  SAID, “REGARDING BOEING 737- MAX 8 AND MAX 9, THAT HAS BEEN IN THE NEWS RECENTLY, THERE IS NO CAUSE FOR ALARM AS THERE IS NO OPERATOR IN NIGERIA THAT IS USING THAT TYPE OF PLANE”.

WE RECALL THAT LAST SUNDAY MARCH 10TH, AN ETHIOPIAN AIRLINE BOEING 737 MAX 8 AND MAX 9 AIRCRAFT, CRASHED KILLING ALL 157 PERSONS ON BOARD. TWO NIGERIANS: PROFESSOR  PIUS ADESANMI,  , AND EX-DIPLOMAT ABIODUN BASHUA,  WERE AMONGST THE VICTIMS OF THE CRASH.

MANY COUNTRIES HAVE ALSO BANNED THE USE OF THE AIRCRAFT IN THEIR COUNTRIES AFTER MULTIPLE CRASHES HAVE BEEN RECORDED INVOLVING THIS PARTICULAR BRAND IN RECENT TIMES.

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