Ethiopia crash probe advances with voice download, fresh details

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – The hunt for the cause of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed all 157 people on board gathered pace on Saturday when investigators successfully downloaded the cockpit voice recorder and fresh details emerged of the final seconds of the flight. While experts say it is too soon to know what brought down the Boeing 737 […]

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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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Ethiopia declares state of emergency after PM quits

The state of emergency declaration comes a day after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resigned amid social unrest. Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency a day after Hailemariam Desalegn, the country’s prime minister, abruptly resigned. The measure was announced on Friday by the Council of Ministers, the Ethiopian government’s cabinet, according to state broadcaster EBC. Local media said the measure is effective as […]

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Ethiopia says security agents attacked PM's rally, orders arrests

NAIROBI (Reuters) – Ethiopia’s attorney general accused members of the security service of carrying out a grenade attack on a rally attended by the prime minister, as he announced details of a string of investigations that struck at the heart of the establishment. Members of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) were involved in the blast that killed two […]

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