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Boeing Has Grounded All Boeing 737 Max Planes Worldwide Over Safety Fears

The airline in a statement on Thursday said it does not fly the Boeing 737 MAX-8 aircraft and "will not, and in fact can not, introduce any aircraft into its fleet that does not meet the most stringent worldwide and domestic regulations".

The grounding came three days after 157 people were killed when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX aircraft crashed in Ethiopia, the second time a jet of that model had crashed.

The crash in Ethiopia came less than five months after a 737 MAX 8 belonging to Indonesian budget carrier Lion Air crashed into the Java Sea on October 29, killing all 189 people on board.

A Boeing 737 Max 8 was on Sunday in Ethiopia crashed.

Despite the FAA's conclusion, the Washington Post reported that pilots had long voiced concerns about the plane's systems, which they said limited their control of the plane.

The flight data and cockpit voice recorders were handed over to France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) on Thursday.

Dan Elwell, acting administrator at the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), said on Wednesday: "It became clear to all parties that the track of the Ethiopian Airlines [flight] was very close and behaved very similarly to the Lion Air flight".

No lawsuits have yet been filed since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, but some plaintiffs' lawyers said they expect that Boeing will be sued in the United States.

Both crashes remain under investigation, but a preliminary investigation of the Lion Air crash showed pilots fighting with an automatic safety system for control of the jet.

On Wednesday, President Trump reversed course and announced that all Boeing 737 Max 8 planes would be grounded.

According to Business Insider, "One captain complained about the plane's autopilot system, calling the flight manual 'inadequate and nearly criminally insufficient, '" while another pilot declared, "The fact that this airplane requires such jury rigging to fly is a red flag".

In the earlier accident, a safety feature on the Boeing aircraft was repeatedly trying to put the plane into a dive as a result of a malfunction.

The 737 was the best-selling model in the aviation industry and was the top earner for Boeing. The share price of the USA aircraft manufacturer, fell in the days after the crash in Ethiopia already to twelve percent.

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