News Closeup: Safety of Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9; inside the college-admissions scandal
17 March, 2019, 07:15
Relatives of victims grieve on Thursday at the site where an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Boeing, in its turn, said on Wednesday that it had "full confidence" in the safety of its 737 MAX aircraft but supported the decision to temporarily ground the entire fleet of 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 series planes after the crash. The erratic flight path appeared similar to a fatal Lion Air crash in October.
The Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 MAX 8 of the Ethiopian Airlines crashed early on Sunday.
French authorities are now examining the Ethiopian aircraft to determine why the new plane crashed just minutes after takeoff.
Preparations are underway to begin DNA tests to identify remains of the 157 people killed in the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines last week, authorities announced at a Saturday news conference.
Air Canada and United Airlines on Friday became the first major carriers in North America to warn of negative financial implications to business as a effect of the grounding of the Boeing planes.
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"Overall, we view the interruptions from the 737 MAX grounding as a temporary, one-off issue", Spracklin wrote.
In the simulator, Aimer took off from the same airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, bound for Nairobi, Kenya, "flying" something like the Boeing 737 Max 8, a model that has since been grounded in the US after the crash in Ethiopia earlier this month and another like it months before.
The move came after a growing number of airlines and countries decided not to fly the planes or ban them from their airspace until it is determined there are no safety issues.
According to the flight data recorder, the pilots of Lion Air Flight 610 struggled to control the aircraft as the MCAS repeatedly pushed the nose down after takeoff.
However, Aimer said, after a certain point the Ethiopian Airlines plane's fate was sealed.
In Addis Ababa, a source who has listened to the air traffic control recording of the plane's communications said flight 302 had an unusually high speed after take-off before the plane reported problems and asked permission to climb quickly.
In a statement , Fiji's prime minister Frank Bainimarama also expressed his shock at the shooting and sympathy for the victims. Armed police were deployed at several locations in all cities, unusual in a country that has had low levels of gun violence.
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The report also accused the government of arbitrary or unlawful killings, forced disappearances, torture and arbitrary detention. Pompeo acknowledged that despite extreme abuses in many countries, Washington would work with them if needed.
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