Pilots have reported issues in US with new Boeing jet

U.S. 03/12/19, 19:31

Airline pilots on at least two U.S. flights have reported that an automated system seemed to cause their Boeing 737 Max planes to tilt down suddenly.The pilots said that soon after engaging the autopilot on Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, the nose tilted down sharply. In both cases, they recovered ...

President Trump comments complexity of modern airlines in wake of crash

Politics 03/12/19, 15:19

President Donald Trump commented the complexity of modern airplanes Tuesday in the wake of two deadly crashes in the past five months, appearing to speculate on the cause of the disasters before aviation experts from the United States and elsewhere complete their investigations. The president commented as several countries announced that ...

Countries and carriers around the globe ground the 737 Max 8

Business 03/12/19, 05:05

A growing number of airlines around the world have grounded their Boeing 737 Max 8 jets following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people on Sunday, five months after a similar Indonesian Lion Air jet plunged into the ocean, killing 189. Here is a list of ...

Update: FlyDubai says to continue with Boeing model

Business 03/12/19, 03:13

The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local):11:15 a.m.The Mideast budget airline FlyDubai says it will continue to fly Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft after reviewing a recent U.S. regulator statement about the aircraft.Rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, ...

Deadly plane crash puts dent in Ethiopia’s grand designs

World 03/12/19, 03:07

The crown jewel in Ethiopia's transformation to continental power in recent years is Ethiopian Airlines, the state-owned company that calls itself "the new spirit of Africa."Sunday's crash that killed 157 people also puts a dent in Ethiopia's grand designs, spurred on by a dazzlingly reformist new leader. He vows to ...

US joins Ethiopian-led investigation at plane crash site

World 03/12/19, 02:12

A team of U.S. aviation experts has arrived in Ethiopia to join an investigation into Sunday's crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner that killed 157 people.As questions grow about the new Boeing plane involved in the crash, the Federal Aviation Administration said late Monday it is at the crash site ...

Greek passenger stopped at gate from boarding doomed flight

Europe 03/11/19, 12:44

A Greek man who narrowly missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed Sunday said he had argued with ground staff in Addis Ababa to try to get on the plane after reaching the gate minutes too late."I saw the last passengers going through, but the gate had already closed. I ...

Update: Oman Air questions Boeing over MAX 8 planes

Europe 03/11/19, 08:36

The Latest on Boeing's 737 MAX 8 model after a crash in Ethiopia (all times local):7 p.m.State-run carrier Oman Air says it is in close contact with Boeing after the crash of an Ethiopian jetliner, the same model that it uses widely.Oman Air tweeted Monday that is talking to Boeing ...

A shredded book, a passport: What 157 victims left behind

World 03/11/19, 07:29

What little was left was heartbreaking: A battered passport. A shredded book. Business cards in many languages.Searchers in white gloves and canvas shoes picked their way through the scattered remains of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 for a second day on Monday, gingerly lifting from the scorched earth the pieces of ...

Update: Plane’s black box is found but is damaged

World 03/11/19, 05:40

The Latest on Ethiopian Airlines crash (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Ethiopia's state-affiliated Fana Broadcasting Corporate reports that the black box has been found from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane. An airline official, however, tells The Associated Press that the box is partially damaged and that "we will see what we can retrieve ...

Government officials, doctors among Ethiopian crash victims

World 03/11/19, 04:56

Three Austrian physicians. The co-founder of an international aid organization. A career ambassador. The wife and children of a Slovak legislator. A Nigerian-born Canadian college professor, author and satirist. They were all among the 157 people from 35 countries who died Sunday morning when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX ...

Ethiopian Airlines grounds all its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

World 03/11/19, 02:01

A spokesman says Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as a safety precaution, following the crash of one of its planes in which 157 people were killed.Asrat Begashaw said Monday that although it is not yet known what caused the crash on Sunday, the airline ...

Ethiopian Airlines grounds all its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes

World 03/11/19, 01:41

A spokesman says Ethiopian Airlines has grounded all its Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft as a safety precaution, following the crash of one of its planes in which 157 people were killed.Asrat Begashaw said Monday that although it is not yet known what caused the crash on Sunday, the airline ...

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