Boeing’s newest jets are grounded in China, Indonesia, and Ethiopia after deadly crashes
Boeing’s newest 737 airplane has been grounded in China, Indonesia, and Ethiopia after an Ethiopian Airlines crash killed 157 people on Sunday. It’s the second deadly crash involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 in the past five months; in October, a 737 Max 8 operated by budget airline Lion Air crashed shortly after takeoff, killing 189 people.
Sunday’s crash took place just after takeoff as well, prompting worries that the two Max 8 failures could be related. Officials haven’t linked the two crashes yet, and investigators from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are expecting to learn more after recovering the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder from the Ethiopian Airlines crash.