Ethiopian Airlines

Several airlines have stopped all flights using the Boeing 737 Max 8 after the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday which killed all 157 people on board.

The aeroplane crashed moments after takeoff on Sunday, very similar to the Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 that crashed in October killing 189 people.

Chinese and Indonesian aviation authorities have taken the decision to ground the model, while Ethiopian Airlines and Cayman Airways have also done so.

Experts have said it is too early to say exactly why the Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed, but its black box was located on Monday morning.

The Civil Aviation Administration of China said in a statement: "Given that two accidents both involved newly delivered Boeing 737 Max 8 planes and happened during take-off phase, they have some degree of similarity."

There are 90 Boeing 737 Max 8 jets in use in mainland China, while the Indonesian transport ministry said further safety inspections would be carried out on the 11 planes used by Garuda Indonesia and Lion Air.

In total, the model is used by 16 airlines around the world and most have said they will continue to monitor the situation rather than grounding them. TUI is the only UK carrier using the Boeing 737 Max 8, and says it is in close contact with the manufacturer. Norwegian Airlines has 18 in its fleet and are mainly used for flights between Ireland and the US.