The tragic crash of an Ethiopian Airlines' plane on Sunday took the lives of all passengers and crew members on board - a total of 157, 149 passengers and eight crew members. 

The Nairobi-bound plane left Bole Airport, in the capital Addis Ababa, "at 8:38am (05:38 GMT) on Sunday and lost contact with the control tower just a few minutes later, at 8:44am (05:44 GMT)," according to Al Jazeera. 

The same type of plane, Boeing 737 MAX 8, crashed last October "13 minutes after the take-off from Jakarta [Indonesia], killing all 189 people on board."

The incident sent shockwaves around the world. Over 30 nationalities, including a UN staff member, were victims of the crash.

On Wednesday, world leaders took a stance and decided to ground and ban the Boeing 737 MAX 8 model out of safety precautions.

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Just this morning, the black boxes of the Ethiopian plane arrived to Paris, France, for detailed analysis. 

Many nations declared the ban this week - a total of 50 - including Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, and the UAE. 

Boeing announced in a tweet  it will "temporarily ground" all its 737 MAX 8 models.

"Boeing continues to have full confidence in the safety of the 737 MAX. However, after consultation with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and aviation authorities and its customers around the world, Boeing has determined - out of an abundance of caution and in order to reassure the flying public of the aircraft's safety - to recommend to the FAA the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of 371 737 MAX aircraft," the statement read.  

U.S. President Donald Trump announced yesterday the grounding of "all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft amid concerns over their involvement in two major plane crashes less than six months apart," CNN reported

The last MAX 8 plane to fly - a ferry flight with no passengers on board - amid the backlash and tens of bans landed in Halifax in Nova Scotia, Canada, about nine hours ago, Flightradar24 announced in a tweet

"We are in the process of making the necessary rescheduling and will advise our guests of any flight cancellations," Oman Air said in a statement.

The UAE's General Civil Aviation Authority grounded both the MAX 8 and 9 planes as "a precautionary measure." 

Aviation analyst Alex Macheras told Al Jazeera the plane's model is relatively new and an "updated version of Boeing 737."

"The MAX is in service all around the world. Airlines such as the Ethiopian Airlines are using this aircraft, as it is the latest, the most fuel-efficient, short-range Boeing aircraft on the market," Macheras explained.

"The Boeing 737 MAX was initiated in response to Airbus's A320 Neo. Both planes feature modifications to make the aircraft more fuel-efficient," Al Jazeera reported

Over 370 jets of the model were operational worldwide before Sunday's crash.