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In an incident of aircraft mishap that yet again raises concerns about aviation safety. The Sunday's incident of disastrous crash of Ethiopian...

In an incident of aircraft mishap that yet again raises concerns about aviation safety. The Sunday's incident of disastrous crash of Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft that killed all 157 passengers on board raises serious concerns about aviation safety. This is the second time in five months that this specific 737 Boeing MAX 8 make crashed triggering a global alarm.

A Lion Air aircraft of the same type plunged into the sea shortly after take off killing all 189 passengers and crew in Indonesia in October last year. And given that both air disasters involve the relatively new Boeing 737 MAX 8 variant, the questions that some regulators are asking whether the new aircraft is safe to travel?

Many countries across the globe have stopped flights of all the Boeing 737 Max until some answers are found for the aircraft mishaps. The incidents of aircraft crash have shaken the flight travellers confidence in the Boeing 737 Max8.

India's civil aviation watchdog DGCA on Tuesday night have grounded all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in the country over growing safety concerns. The ban on flying of Boeing 737 Max8 may lead to disruption of flight operations and also increase in domestic fares, but safety of the flight travel is what matters the most.

K S Rao, Thane

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