Ethiopia crash probe starting in France, families grieve

PARIS/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Investigators in France will begin analyzing the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet’s black boxes on Friday, seeking clues into a disaster that has angered scores of mourning families and grounded Boeing’s global 737 MAX fleet. Sunday’s crash after take-off from Addis Ababa killed 157 people from 35 nations in the second such calamity involving Boeing’s flagship new […]

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U.S. joins other nations in grounding 737 MAX jets after second crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday grounded Boeing Co’s 737 MAX jets, citing new satellite data and evidence from the scene of Sunday’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people, the second disaster involving the 737 in less than five months. It was the second time the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has halted flights of […]

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India grounds Boeing 737 MAX planes; Jet, SpiceJet shares fall

(Reuters) – India is grounding U.S. planemaker Boeing Co’s 737 MAX aircraft immediately, the ministry of civil aviation said late on Tuesday, following the fatal crash of a plane of the same type in Ethiopia on Sunday. “These planes will be grounded till appropriate modifications and safety measures are undertaken to ensure their safe operations,” the ministry said in a […]

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Airlines turn to other jets to weather Boeing 737 MAX storm

SINGAPORE/DUBAI (Reuters) – Groundings of brand-new Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets have sent shockwaves through global aviation after a crash in Ethiopia, but many airlines are managing to keep to schedule with other jets while economic woes mean some may be grateful for a pause. The 737 Max 8 upgrade to Boeing’s best-selling jet only entered service in 2017, meaning […]

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Russian passenger plane makes emergency landing in Baku after bomb threat: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Ural Airlines passenger plane carrying 225 people bound for Moscow made an emergency landing in Baku on Monday after the cabin crew thought there might be a bomb on board the plane, RIA news agency cited Baku’s airport as saying. The plane was flying to the Russian capital from Bahrain, the airport’s press service was quoted […]

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At least seven officials killed in Sudan helicopter crash: news agency

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – At least seven local government officials were killed in a helicopter crash in Sudan’s eastern al-Qadarif state on Sunday, state news agency SUNA reported. The state’s governor and three security officials were among the dead. A number of people were also injured in the incident, SUNA said. The officials had been carrying out a security tour of […]

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Plane isolated at JFK airport after passengers, crew members fall ill

NEW YORK — A commercial jet from Dubai prompted a large-scale emergency response at New York’s Kennedy Airport on Wednesday after a pilot reported that several passengers and crew members were complaining about having a flu-like illness. The Emirates flight arriving at 9:10 a.m. with 520 passengers was swarmed by police vehicles and ambulances and immediately quarantined for an assessment by the […]

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