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Canada grounds 737 Max due to crash 'similarities'

March 13, 2019 / JON HEMMERDINGER

The government of Canada has grounded the Boeing 737 Max after reviewing new data suggesting the flight profile of the recent crashed Ethiopian Airlines aircraft showed similarities to that of last year's crashed Lion Air aircraft.Canadian transport minister Marc Garneau stresses the similarities are still unverified, but the move by Canada breaks with the US Federal Aviation Administration and will force Canada's two largest carriers to ground several dozen aircraft. I am issuing a safety notice. This safety notice restricts commercial passenger flights [by] any operator of Boeing 737 Max 8 or 9, whether domestic or foreign, from arriving, departing or overflying Canadian airspace," says Garneau.