Twitter users lambaste Comair for flying similar Boeing 737 that crashed

2019-03-11 15:15

South African social media users have taken to Twitter to express their fears after Comair said it would continue to operate its Boeing 737 Max 8.

A similar 737, operated by Ethiopian Airlines, crashed on Sunday, killing 157 crew and passengers. A Lion Air 737 also crashed after take-off from Jakarta in October, killing 189 people.

Ethiopian Airlines' fleet of 737 Max 8s has been grounded.

READ: Ethiopia mourns crash victims as investigators seek answers

Comair said in a statement that it would continue to operate the Boeing until new information required a re-assessment.

In reaction to the Ethiopian Airlines crash, China announced that all its domestic carriers would ground their Boeing 737 Max 8s.

In a statement, Boeing said that was "deeply saddened" by the Ethiopian Airlines tragedy.

"We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew on board and stand ready to support the Ethiopian Airlines team. A Boeing technical team will be travelling to the crash site to provide technical assistance under the direction of the Ethiopia Accident Investigation Bureau and US National Transportation Safety Board."

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