UN personnel stop flying on Boeing 737 Max 8

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United Nations: The UN has instructed its personnel not to fly on Boeing 737 Max 8 after an Ethiopian Airlines flight of the same model crashed, killing all 157 people on board earlier this week, a UN spokesperson said.

“Instructions have gone out to all our travel bureaus not to book any UN personnel on the type of aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia,” UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said at a press briefing on Thursday.

He added the move is a standard safety procedure and follows the decisions taken by civil aviation authorities in many countries in the world, Xinhua news agency reported. China was the first country in the world to suspend all Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes. (IANS)