USA grounding Boeing 737 Max 8, 9 after Ethiopia crash

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet

A Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet

U.S. Sens. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, and Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, joined Warren in urging the FAA to "ground all 737 MAX 8 and 9 aircraft until the agency can conclusively determine that the aircraft can be operated safely".

Garneau said evidence about multiple Boeing 737 Max 8 flights suggests a worrying correlation between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the tragedy in Indonesia less than five months ago.

Sunday's disaster - following another fatal crash of a 737 MAX jet in Indonesia five months ago - has caused alarm in the worldwide aviation industry and wiped billions of dollars off the market value of the world's biggest planemaker.

"My thoughts continue to go out to all those affected by the tragic aircraft accident involving an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia".

In a statement, CASA said that no Australian airlines now have any of the planes in use, but that two global carriers had 737 MAX routes to Australia. They compared the flight patterns of the Ethiopian Airlines jet against Lion Air, saying authorities have a clearer knowledge of what happened in the earlier crash.

Boeing makes this recommendation and supports the decision by the FAA. WestJet flies 13 737 Max planes, and will book passengers on its 162 other aircraft.

Adeel Khamisa said his family's Air Canada flight on a United Airlines-brand Max 8 plane from Montreal to L.A. was full last Saturday.

Norwegian has cancelled USA flights from Edinburgh Airport after Boeing's 737 Max plane was banned from operating in the UK.

"The pilot was fighting against the computer software, which wanted to drop the nose of the aircraft" and "eventually there was a loss of control", said Garneau, a former astronaut.




South Korean budget carrier Eastar Jet said it will temporarily ground its two 737 MAX 8s from Wednesday to cooperate with the government's emergency safety inspections. In certain circumstances, the planes' systems try to tilt their noses down, contrary to the efforts of pilots - a pattern that was seen in both flights before they crashed, he said.

Boeing 737-MAX 8 planes are parked near Boeing Co.'s 737 assembly facility in Renton, Washington.

In October, a Lion Air jet of the same model crashed in Indonesia, killing 189. The biggest impact could be on future deliveries given Boeing has almost 5,000 more 737 MAXs on order.

She then flew in one of the planes Tuesday, returning from a conference in Texas.

The senator added that despite the FAA's indications that software updates are likely coming, any such changes should be made before any more flights occur on the aircraft.

Boeing dropped as much as 3.2 per cent after Trump's announcement but recovered much of the days loss by 3:17 p.m.in NY.

In November, two incidents were reported to the NASA-run Aviation Safety Reporting Database that involved problems in controlling the 737 MAX at low altitude just after take-off with autopilot engaged, according to documents first published by the Dallas Morning News and verified by Reuters.

Boeing said it's decision to grounds the entire fleet was "out of abundance of caution and in order to reassure the flying public of the aircraft's safety".

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