Malaysia grounds Airbus A400M after Spain crash - state news agency

Malaysia grounds Airbus A400M after Spain crash - state news agency
A sign of the Airbus Defence and Space is pictured outside an assembly plant in the Andalusian capital of Seville May 10, 2015. Spain said May 10, 2015 that it had found the two black boxes from the crashed Airbus A400M military aircraft that ploughed into a field north of Seville airport in its maiden test flight on Saturday, killing four of the six test crew.

KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia has grounded its Airbus A400M military transport plane following a crash involving a similar aircraft in Spain at the weekend, state news agency Bernama reported on Monday.

The Royal Malaysian Air Force received the first of four A400M aircraft in March this year. It is the first export customer for the A400M outside of the original launch nations, according to Airbus.

An Airbus A400M plane crashed outside Seville on Saturday, killing four test crew and prompting Britain and Germany to ground the troop and cargo carrier.

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