Industrial Safety / Industrial Automation

Boeing's top-selling plane raises safety concerns after second fatal crash in 5 months

By CNBC

Mar 11, 2019

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Boeing’s fastest-ever selling aircraft is sparking safety concerns after an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX jet crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday, killing everyone on board. It is the second deadly crash for the plane in less than five months.

The flight was operated on a new Boeing 737 MAX 8, the same type that went down in the Java Sea, just after takeoff from Jakarta, Indonesia, in October, killing all 189 aboard. An interim report from Indonesian investigators in November found that Lion Air’s jet had several days of maintenance problems and that the pilots had battled an anti-stall system on the plane, which may have been receiving erroneous readings. The cause of the crash is still unknown.

Read the full story, "Second fatal crash of popular Boeing 737 plane raises safety concerns," at cnbc.com.

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