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Source: Reuters

Exclusive: Lion Air pilots scoured handbook in minutes before crash...

Today 08:05 GMT

The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX scrambled through a handbook to understand why the jet was lurching downwards in the final minutes before it hit the water killing all 189 people on board, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said.

French air accident investigation agency BEA said on Tuesday the flight data recorder in the Ethiopian crash that killed 157 people showed “clear similarities” to the Lion Air disaster.

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Source: Reuters

Boeing, FAA officials called to testify in U.S. Senate on 737 MAX...

Today 08:59 GMT

Boeing Co faced growing pressure in Washington on Wednesday as U.S. lawmakers called for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets while the world’s biggest planemaker worked on returning the grounded fleet to the skies.

The Senate hearing, at an unspecified date, would be the first time that a U.S. congressional committee has called Boeing executives to appear for questioning about 737 MAX passenger plane crashes in October in Indonesia and March 10 in Ethiopia.

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Source: Reuters

Boeing, FAA face more pressure from U.S. lawmakers over 737 MAX...

Today 08:59 GMT

Pressure mounted on Boeing Co in Washington as U.S. lawmakers called for executives to testify about two crashed 737 MAX jets, even as the world’s biggest planemaker worked to return the grounded fleet to the skies.

A Senate panel plans to schedule a hearing with Boeing at an unspecified date, officials said, the first time a U.S. congressional committee has called the company’s executives to appear for questioning over the crashes.

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Ethiopia and Indonesia crash parallels heap pressure on Boeing

Tuesday 22:44 GMT

Investigators into the Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia have found striking similarities in a vital flight angle with an airplane that came down off Indonesia, a source said, piling pressure on the world’s biggest planemaker.

Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg sought on Sunday to allay some fears, saying the company was finishing a software update and pilot training revision “that will address the MCAS flight control law’s behavior in response to erroneous sensor inputs.”

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Source: The Guradian

Boeing 737 Max: US prosecutors investigate plane after fatal crashes

Tuesday 17:14 GMT

US federal prosecutors and regulators have opened an inquiry into the development of Boeing 737 Max airplanes following two fatal crashes, a move that comes as scrutiny is mounting over Boeing and the US’s top aviation regulator’s role in certifying the aircraft.

The investigation comes days after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grounded 737 Max planes indefinitely following the Ethiopian Airlines disaster earlier this month, which came less than five months after a Lion Air 737 Max crashed in Indonesia, killing everyone onboard.

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Source: Fox News

Boeing, FAA questioned about safety of 737 MAX safety system days before Ethiopian Airlines crash

Tuesday 15:25 GMT

The system that's been at the center of speculation in the Ethiopia crash investigation and the probe of the October crash of a Lion Air jet.

And, in the days after the crash, distinct similarities have been found between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and that of a Lion Air flight in October 2018, which left 189 people dead. Both planes with 737 MAXs  and used the MCAS safety system, which, in a bid to stop a flight from stalling above the clouds, pushes a plane's nose down if a safety sensor detects pushing the plane's nose up.


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