Boeing 737 Max 8 Ban Causes Mid-Air Chaos as Flights are Turned Back

Two flights heading to the UK have been forced to turn around mid-flight after the country closed its airspace to all Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircrafts.
The MAX jets have been banned from flying in a growing list of countries, following a devastating crash in Ethiopia last Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.
As the bans fell in place in the UK on Tuesday, two Turkish Airways flights were forced to turn around as they could no longer land in the nation.
Flight TK 1997 departed Istanbul at 2.35pm (local time) headed for London’s Gatwick Airport, but was instead redirected back to Istanbul, according to Flightradar24.
Another flight, TK 1969, that left Istanbul at 2.10pm for Birmingham was also rerouted back to Turkey.
The Ethiopian Airlines crash is the second involving the 737 MAX five months after the same model flown by Lion Air crashed off the coast of Indonesia in October, killing all 189 on board.
Australia, China, India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Oman, Namibia and all European Union countries have made national bans for the Boeing 737 MAX jets.

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