New Delhi: Following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in Ethiopia on Sunday that killed all 157 people on board including four Indians, the Indian aviation regulator DGCA on Monday undertook a safety assessment of the aircraft of the same make used by Indian carriers and issued interim safety measures applicable from Tuesday.
The safety review coincides with reports that authorities in China, Indonesia and Ethopia have grounded all such aircraft. Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft are currently being used by SpiceJet (12) and Jet Airways (5).
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj has promised all help and assistance to the bereaved families of the four Indian victims in the Ethiopian crash. She spoke to the family members of Indian nationals identified as Bhaskar Vaidya, Hansini Vaidya, N. Manisha and Shikha Garg.