No Ethiopia plane crash report on Monday, maybe this week: source

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – Ethiopia will not release a preliminary report into the causes of last month’s Ethiopian Airlines crash on Monday, as previously expected, but may publish it this week, a source familiar with the transport ministry told Reuters. “Not today, maybe this week,” the source said, when asked about the report into a crash that killed 157 people […]

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What we know about Boeing 737 MAX crash and what comes next

(Reuters) – More than 300 Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 passenger jets around the world have been taken out of service following two fatal crashes over the past five months in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed almost 350 people in all. The causes of both crashes are under investigation. One of the biggest unanswered questions: Was the plane’s software […]

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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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Experts begin examining Ethiopia jet cockpit recorder

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – Investigators hunting for the cause of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people on board have begun studying the cockpit voice recorder, France’s BEA air accident investigation agency said on Saturday. Experts say it is too soon to know what brought down the Boeing 737 MAX 8 on March 10, but […]

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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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EU suspends Boeing 737 MAX flights after Ethiopia crash

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – The European Union’s aviation safety regulator on Tuesday suspended all flights in the bloc by Boeing 737 MAX planes in the biggest setback yet for the U.S. planemaker following a crash in Ethiopia that killed 157 people. The move came after Britain, Germany and France joined a wave of suspensions of the aircraft in the wake […]

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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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