Ethiopia

The chief of Ethiopian Airlines says the warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max aircraft may not have been enough following the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed 157 people.
Mulugeta Ayene/AP Photo
March 25, 2019 - 7:58 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Ethiopian Airlines' CEO says the pilots who flew the plane that crashed on March 10 had trained on "all appropriate simulators," rejecting reports that they had not been adequately prepared to handle the new aircraft. Tewolde Gebremariam said in a statement Monday that...
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FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2015, file photo, workers clean a jetliner at GMF AeroAsia facility at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Dita Alangkara/AP Photo, File
March 22, 2019 - 5:57 pm
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — In a blow for Boeing, Indonesia's flag carrier is seeking the cancellation of a multibillion dollar order for 49 of the manufacturer's 737 Max 8 jets, citing a loss of confidence after two crashes within five months. It is the first announcement of a cancellation since...
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A Thai Lion Air employee displays a ceremonial key to the company's newest plane, Boeing's first 737 MAX 9 jet.
Elaine Thompson/AP, file
March 22, 2019 - 6:24 am
(Associated Press) — Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty...
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When the FAA announced it was grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes, the agency said it had identified similarities between last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia six months earlier.
Fabien Muhire/CNN
March 20, 2019 - 6:36 am
By Ralph Ellis (CNN) — When the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes , the agency said it had identified similarities between last week's Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia six months earlier. The Ethiopian Minister of...
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An engine on a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane.
Ted S. Warren/AP, file
March 18, 2019 - 4:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. prosecutors are looking into the development of Boeing's 737 Max jets, a person briefed on the matter revealed Monday, the same day French aviation investigators concluded there were "clear similarities" in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 last week and a Lion Air jet...
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A priest cries at a mass funeral at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia Sunday, March 17, 2019.
Mulugeta Ayene/AP Photo
March 17, 2019 - 7:12 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Thousands mourned the Ethiopian plane crash victims on Sunday, accompanying 17 empty caskets draped in the national flag through the streets of the capital as some victims' relatives fainted and fell to the ground. The service came one day after officials began...
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A worker walks next to a Boeing 737 MAX 8 airplane parked at Boeing Field, Thursday, March 14, 2019, in Seattle.
Ted S. Warren/AP Photo
March 14, 2019 - 10:25 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In an era of unprecedented airline safety, Boeing's newest version of its best-selling airliner has crashed twice in less than six months, killing 346 people and delivering a massive blow to the company's reputation. More than 40 countries either grounded the planes or refused to...
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Kristen Johanson
March 13, 2019 - 5:10 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — President Donald Trump has grounded all Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft in the aftermath of Sunday's plane crash in Ethiopia. This should have minimal impact on travelers, but one expert is pointing the finger at the top of the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA...
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Relatives react at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed.
Mulugeta Ayene/AP
March 13, 2019 - 1:04 pm
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Canada joined much of the world in barring the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet from its airspace on Wednesday, saying satellite tracking data shows possible but unproven similarities between the Ethiopian Airliner crash that killed 157 people and a previous crash involving the model...
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Officials from the Aviation Industry Corporation of China pray March 12, 2019, next to offerings of fruit, breads and incense sticks, at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff.
Mulugeta Ayene/AP
March 12, 2019 - 5:32 pm
HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Much of the world, including the entire European Union, grounded the Boeing jetliner involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash or banned it from their airspace Tuesday, leaving the United States as one of the few remaining operators of the plane involved in two deadly...
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