SACAA welcomes Comair decision to remove Boeing 737 MAX from schedule
The company decided to ground its flights on Monday after an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday killing all passengers on board.
The company decided to ground its flights on Monday after an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all passengers on board.
The company said the decision to remove the plane was not required from the authority or the manufacturer
Last year, the same model flown by Lion Air crashed off the coast of Indonesia, killing all 189 on board.
Comair said it’s in consultation with other operators, Boeing and technical experts.
The SACAA has described Comair’s decision to ground the plane as commendable.
Spokesperson Kabelo Ledwaba said: “It is the type of decision that regulators such as the SACAA appreciates from an operator that puts the concerns, interests and safety of its passengers and crew first.”
The Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane has been flying British Airways passengers between Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban since last week.
Comair's counterparts in China, Ethiopia, Singapore and Indonesia have also grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after following the fatal crash.
Comair has decided to remove its 737 MAX 8 from its flight schedule, although neither regulatory authorities nor the manufacturer has required it to do so. https://t.co/y5yG6KyLFs pic.twitter.com/1lNfaP8TLQ— kulula (@kulula) March 11, 2019
(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)