Mar 13, 10:30 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Business By Adam Levine-Weinberg 03/13/19 AT 10:26 PM The new 737 MAX jet family from Boeing (NYSE:BA) has experienced its second fatal crash in the span of just a few months. Last October, a Lion Air 737 MAX 8 plunged into the sea less than 15 minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 people on board. On Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 crashed a few minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 passengers and crew.In the wake of this second tragedy, many aviation regulators around the world have grounded the 737 MAX, including in China, India, the EU, the U.K., Australia, Indonesia, and Singapore. Although it allowed the 737 MAX to keep flying longer than other countries, the U.S. grounded the planes on Wednesday afternoon.Many travelers, safety officials, and airline personnel are worried about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX and as a result, Boeing … [Read more...] about There’s No Alternative To The Boeing 737 MAX
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Share Tweet Email Share: Share Tweet Email EMBED <> More Videos <iframe width="476" height="267" src="https://abc7news.com/video/embed/?pid=5188570" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> ABC News has more on the mounting pressure to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes in the aftermath of the deadly crash in Ethiopia. Share: Share Tweet Email AP ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia -- President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday he is grounding all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 planes in the wake of the crash in Ethiopia that killed all 157 on board. He called it "an emergency order of prohibition." The black box for the Ethiopian Airlines jetliner is being sent to Europe as the investigation continues. Sunday tragedy The new plane crashed in clear weather six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa for Nairobi on Sunday. Ethiopian Airlines said the senior pilot issued a distress call and was told to … [Read more...] about Ethiopian Airline crash: President Donald Trump grounds all Boeing 737 Max planes
caption A Boeing 737 MAX 8. source Stephen Brashear / Stringer / Getty Images The Boeing 737 is the best-selling airliner of all time with more than 15,000 aircraft ordered. Boeing has introduced four distinct generations of the 737 since the 1960s. The latest is the 737 Max that entered service in 2017. Two nearly brand new Boeing 737 Max airliners have crashed since October with the latest being Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 on Sunday. Airlines and safety regulators around the world have grounded the 737 Max. However, the FAA and Boeing standby the airworthiness of the plane. Here’s a closer look at the history of the Boeing 737 and its latest Max variant. This week, airlines made the decision to ground their fleets of Boeing 737 Max airliners. Some safety regulators have outright banned the plane from entering its airspace. This reaction to one of the most popular airliners in history stems from the … [Read more...] about The Boeing 737 Max is embroiled in controversy after two deadly crashes in five months. Here’s how the plane came to be.
Christopher Bodeen Associated Press Published 4:39 PM EDT Mar 11, 2019 Beijing – Airlines in Ethiopia, China, Indonesia and elsewhere grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner Monday after the second devastating crash of one of the planes in five months. But Boeing said it had no reason to pull the popular aircraft from the skies. As the East African country mourned the 157 victims of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that went down in clear weather shortly after takeoff Sunday, investigators found the jetliner’s two flight recorders at the crash site outside the capital of Addis Ababa. An airline official, however, said one of the recorders was partially damaged and “we will see what we can retrieve from it.” The official spoke on condition of anonymity for lack of authorization to speak to the media. A witness to the crash told The Associated Press that smoke was coming from the rear of the plane before it hit the ground. “Before falling down, the plane … [Read more...] about Boeing 737 Max 8s under scrutiny after Ethiopia crash
An Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday morning was a Boeing 737 Max 8, the same model operated by Lion Air that crashed off Indonesia in October 2018. While it is too early to know what caused the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the fact that both planes crashed shortly after takeoff is among the things raising questions about the safety of the 737 Max 8.Ethiopian Airlines grounded its fleet of 737 Max 8s Monday, saying, "Although we don't yet know the cause of the accident, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as (an) extra safety precaution."China did the same, at 9 a.m. Beijing time (9 p.m. EDT), for at least nine hours, and said it would consult with the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing during that time. Eight Chinese nationals were on the plane that went down Sunday.Cayman Airways said Monday it was temporarily grounding both the 737 Max 8s it operates.Here are some answers to questions about the plane and what happened in both … [Read more...] about What to know about the Boeing 737 Max 8, the plane that’s crashed twice in 5 months