Kosovo bars Boeing 737 Max 8 jets from airspace

Kosovo has barred the Boeing 737 Max 8 and 738 Max 9 airplanes from its airspace following the crash of a similar jetliner in Ethiopia on Sunday in which all 157 on board were killed.

Kosovo's Civil Aviation Authority said in a Wednesday statement the decision was taken because of "the investigation of the equipment" of the planes, adding that it is effective immediately.

Many airlines around the world have grounded the Boeing jetliner and many countries, including the entire European Union, have barred the plane from their airspace, leaving the United States as one of the few areas where the plane can fly. 

Two Max 8 jets have had deadly crashes in just five months.