Pressure mounts on US as more countries ground Boeing 737 jets involved in deadly crashes

The fate of Boeing’s 737 Max 8 is uncertain after three more countries barred the aircraft from flying, even as US officials declined to act. The plane was already suspended in China, Indonesia, and Ethiopia after an Ethiopian Airlines crash killed 157 people on Sunday. Today, the UK, Australia, and Singapore became the latest countries to ground the 200-seat Boeing 737 Max 8.

Just six months ago, the same model of airplane crashed off the coast of Indonesia, and all 189 passengers on board were killed. Both crashes are still being investigated, but aviation officials around the world aren’t waiting to take action. The UK’s Civilian Aviation Authority said it lacked “sufficient information” as to the cause of Sunday’s crash of…

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