UN instructs its personnel to avoid flying Boeing 737 MAX

UN instructs its personnel to avoid flying Boeing 737 MAX

The United Nations instructed its travel bureaus to avoid booking the organization’s personnel for flights carried out by the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia and Indonesia, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said.

"The instructions have gone out to all the travel bureaus not to book any UN personnel on the type of aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia. It is a standard safety procedure and follows basically decisions taken by civil aviation authorities in many countries in the world," Sputnik cited Dujarric as saying.

The spokesman added that the United Nations did not have any communication with the aircraft manufacturer following the crash in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.

The Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX 8 of the Ethiopian Airlines crashed early on March 11. All 157 people from over 30 countries who were on board were killed. 

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