Argentina grounds Boeing 737 Max following fatal Ethiopia crash

Argentina grounds Boeing 737 Max following fatal Ethiopia crash

Argentina grounds Boeing 737 Max following fatal Ethiopia crash

All 157 people from 35 countries who were on board were killed.

The Ethiopian disaster and a crash a year ago in Indonesia were both of the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. We hear from two aviation experts on the future of aviation safety and whether a lack of pilot training may have played a role.

Asked for details about the timeline for the fix, a Boeing spokesman Friday would only say it would be installed in "coming weeks".

The data from one of them, the cockpit voice recorder, has already been extracted and handed over to Ethiopian authorities, the BEA said Saturday.

All Boeing Max jets have been grounded worldwide due to safety concerns.

Boeing Rises on AFP Report on Upgrade Timing: 737 Max Update separately, the New York Times reported that doomed Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 to Nairobi was in trouble nearly immediately after takeoff as it lurched up and down by hundreds of feet at a time.

Argentina's National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC) chose to close the country's airspace to Boeing 737 Max airplanes, state-run agency Telam reported on Saturday.

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"(Collins Aerospace) has standard flight deck positions on all Next-Generation 737 airplanes, but the 737 MAX marks the company's largest contribution to date on any single aisle jet", the company wrote in a press release last October.

This is the 737 Max's automatic anti-stalling system which is created to keep the plane from stalling.

Satellite-registered data have shown that Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610 planes flew with erratic altitude changes - moving up and down by hundreds of feet - indicating that the pilots struggled to control the aircraft.

However, there have been reports from pilots that the system tip the aircraft's nose downwards within minutes of take-off, forcing them to step in to stop the plane from dropping.

President Donald Trump spoke with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to discuss the crash, Ethiopia's Fana Broadcasting Corporate reported Friday.

Speaking in a "panicky voice", the doomed aircraft's captain requested permission to return to the airport nearly immediately after takeoff as the plane "accelerated to abnormal speed", the newspaper reported Thursday, citing a person who had reviewed the air traffic communications.

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