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U.S. probed FAA's Boeing 737 Max software approval last year: Bloomberg

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FILE PHOTO: Lion Air’s Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane is parked on the tarmac of Soekarno Hatta International airport near Jakarta, Indonesia, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. officials started investigating the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) approval of the Boeing 737 Max software linked to the Lion Air plane crash last year Read More

Indonesia crash revelations raise pressure on Ethiopia probe

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ADDIS ABABA/JAKARTA (Reuters) – The world’s biggest planemaker Boeing faced growing obstacles to returning its grounded 737 MAX fleet to the skies on Wednesday, while chilling details emerged of an Indonesian crash with similarities to the Ethiopian disaster. Ethiopian Red Cross workers carry a body bag with the remains of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 Read More

Airplane catches fire at Tehran's Mehrabad airport, all passengers evacuated safely

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A plane caught fire during landing at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport on Tuesday, but emergency services managed to put out the fire without any injuries. The fire began after the aircraft’s landing gear did not properly deploy. The pilot was forced to circle the airport while attempting to open the landing wheels, but eventually had to land Read More

Airplane catches fire at Tehran's Mehrabad airport, 50 passengers still aboard – local media

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Published time: 19 Mar, 2019 18:32 Edited time: 19 Mar, 2019 18:43 Emergency services are tackling a fire on a plane at Tehran’s Mehrabad airport. There are approximately 50 passengers still aboard the plane, according to media reports. The plane is understood to have caught fire during landing, but no injuries have been reported. فرود Read More

Ethiopia and Indonesia crash parallels heap pressure on Boeing

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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – Investigators into the Boeing Co 737 MAX crash in Ethiopia have found striking similarities in a vital flight angle with an airplane that came down off Indonesia, a source said, piling pressure on the world’s biggest planemaker. The Ethiopian Airlines disaster eight days ago killed 157 people, led to the grounding Read More

Profit v passenger safety: Why the US was the last to ground troubled Boeing jets

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Despite two deadly crashes in five months the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing insisted on the airworthiness of the 737 Max. It wasn’t until the rest of the world grounded the plane that the US finally conceded. Airplane manufacturers and airlines commonly base their decisions on passenger safety versus the companies’ economic interests. Read More

Cash v safety: Why the US was the last to ground troubled Boeing passenger jets

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Despite two deadly crashes in five months the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Boeing insisted on the airworthiness of the 737 Max. It wasn’t until the rest of the world grounded the plane that the US finally conceded. Airplane manufacturers and airlines commonly base their decisions on passenger safety versus the companies’ economic interests. Read More

Flash floods kill at least 58 in Indonesia's Papua province

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JAKARTA (Reuters) – Flash floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua have killed at least 58 people, injured dozens and displaced more than 4,000, authorities said on Sunday. A search for more possible victims was under way in the town of Sentani, which was hit by flash floods late Read More

Airlines with buyers' remorse may use Boeing 737 MAX ban to revise orders

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DUBLIN/SINGAPORE/MONTREAL (Reuters) – The grounding of Boeing’s global 737 MAX fleet has brought headaches for airlines that need to find alternative aircraft to fly in their place, but it has given some carriers a welcome opportunity to re-evaluate orders for the plane. FILE PHOTO: A Southwest Airlines Co. Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft taxis after Read More