Singapore suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights after Ethiopia crash

14 March 2019

Singapore will temporarily suspend all Boeing 737 MAX flights, the civil aviation authority said on Tuesday, two days after an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 on board.

The suspension will affect SilkAir, an arm of Singapore Airlines, as well as China Southern Airlines, Garuda Indonesia, Shandong Airlines and Thai Lion Air, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore said in a statement. Hours later, Australia's Civil Aviation Safety Authority followed Singapore's lead with a temporary suspension to review the risks, citing the best interests of safety. Indonesia and China had already grounded their fleets of the U.S. plane maker's latest model after it suffered a second fatal crash in less than five months.