France closes airspace to Boeing 737 MAX planes


France's civil aviation authority, the DGAC, has announced a ban on Boeing 737 MAX  airliners from flying 'into, out of, or over French territory', a move mirrored by several other European countries, in what it called 'a precaution' following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane of the same model on Sunday in which all 157 passengers and crew were killed.

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France closed its airspace to all Boeing 737 MAX planes on Tuesday, joining a list of countries – including Germany, Britain and Ireland – to ban the aircraft following a deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash, reports FRANCE 24.