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After the crash of Ethiopian Airlines, RAM suspends its Boeing 737 MAX

The inevitable happened. After the crash of Ehiopian Airlines’ Boeing, Royal Air Maroc suspended scheduled flights aboard its Boeing 737 MAX 8, confirms a well-informed source.

The decision was made after public concerns about this model. Verifications and tests will be done by the company before making a decision. Note that the RAM has two Boeing of this type and only one is operational, while the second is in the process of authorization, says our source. The Boeing 737 MAX was destined for the Casa-London line.

As a reminder, there were 33 different nationalities aboard the plane announced the authorities. Two Moroccans are among the victims of the crash on Sunday of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 that was making the Addis Ababa-Nairobi route with 157 people on board who were all killed in the crash, reports the official Ethiopian news agency ENA.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation has set up a crisis unit at the Consular and Social Affairs Directorate to monitor the situation with the Ethiopian authorities.

Among the victims are also 32 Kenyans, 9 Ethiopians, 3 Australians, 1 Belgian, 18 Canadians, 8 Chinese, 5 Dutch, 1 Djibouti, 6 Egyptians, 2 Spaniards, 7 French, 7 English, 1 Indonesian, 2 Israelis, 4 Indians, 1 Irish, 8 Italians, 1 Mozambican, 1 Norwegian, 2 Poles, 3 Russians, 1 Rwandan, 1 Saudi, 1 Sudanese, 1 Somali, 1 Serb, 4 Slovak, 3 Swedish, 1 Togolese, 1 Ugandan, 8 Americans, 1 Yemeni , 1 Nepalese, 1 Nigerian and 2 without identities, according to a list published by ENA.

None of the 149 passengers and 8 crew members on board survived the crash of the Boeing 737, which provided the Addis Ababa-Nairobi route. The device was received in November 2018, according to ENA.

The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737, which was on a scheduled flight to Nairobi, crashed 6 minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa airport near Bishoftu, 60 km from the capital, the agency said quoting the Prime Minister’s Office.

Two emergency centers have been set up at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi to assist friends and families of passengers who died in the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing crash on Sunday morning, said the secretary of the Cabinet (Minister of Transport), James Macharia.

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