Transport Canada Grounds 737 MAX 8s, Bans Them From CDN Airspace

Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw

Citing new information, Transport Canada has announced that effective immediately, Canada is grounding all Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft and banning them from taking off, landing or overflying Canada.

Transport Minister Marc Garneau told a press conference that the new information suggests a possible link between the crash of Ethiopian Airlines ET302 with the Lion Air 737 MAX 8 crash five months. There were no survivors of either incident.

Garneau says that while not conclusive, satellite tracking data shows similarities between the two crashes "that exceed a certain threshold." 

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