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Stakes rise for Boeing as EU, Canada step up scrutiny of 737 MAX after crashes

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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing’s 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of two accidents killing more than 300 people. FILE PHOTO: A man watches debris at the scene of Read More

Stakes rise for Boeing as EU, Canada step up scrutiny

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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – Europe and Canada said they would seek their own guarantees over the safety of Boeing’s 737 MAX, further complicating plans to get the aircraft flying worldwide after they were grounded in the wake of two accidents killing more than 300 people. FILE PHOTO: A man watches debris at the scene of Read More

Cyclone Idai 'one of the worst disasters' in southern hemisphere

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By Emily Mee, news reporter The cyclone which ripped through Mozambique before hitting neighbouring Zimbabwe and Malawi has been described as “one of the worst weather-related disasters” in the southern hemisphere.  Mozambique’s President Filipe Nyusi said the death toll could reach as high as 1,000, while the World Food Programme estimated at least 1.7m people Read More

High-stakes Boeing inquiry hinges on Ethiopia black box secrets

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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome. FILE PHOTO: A man watches debris at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane Read More

European air regulator doesn’t trust American FAA, will keep 737 MAX grounded pending extra tests

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The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) will keep Boeing’s 737 MAX 8 grounded until it performs its own safety tests on the jet. In the US, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) faces scrutiny for certifying the plane. “I can assure you that we will not let the plane fly on our side until we find Read More

Ethiopian crash crew's voices may unlock high-stakes Boeing inquiry

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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome. FILE PHOTO: A man watches debris at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane Read More

Houston chemical fire intensifies after loss of water pressure

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By Simon Casey, Kevin Crowley and Jack Kaskey on 3/19/2019 NEW YORK and HOUSTON (Bloomberg) — A fire at a petrochemical storage facility that’s covered Houston in a thick pall of smoke for the past two days intensified overnight after firefighters briefly lost water pressure. Two additional storage tanks are ablaze, bringing the total to Read More

Cyclone hit millions across Africa in record disaster: U.N.

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MAPUTO/HARARE (Reuters) – Cyclone winds and floods that swept across southeastern Africa affected more than 2.6 million people and could rank as one of the worst weather-related disaster recorded in the southern hemisphere, U.N. officials said on Tuesday. A general view shows destruction after Cyclone Idai in Beira, Mozambique, March 16-17, 2019 in this still Read More

Ethiopian crash crew's voices could unlock high-stakes Boeing inquiry

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ADDIS ABABA/PARIS (Reuters) – The investigation into the final minutes of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 turned on Tuesday to the secrets in the cockpit voice recorder as Boeing and a shaken global aviation industry hung on the outcome. FILE PHOTO: Ethiopian Red Cross workers carry a body bag with the remains of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 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