Boeing likely to face new questions after another 737 crash
Boeing’s newest version of its most popular plane is again in the spotlight after a deadly accident in Ethiopia.
A Boeing 737 Max 8 operated by Ethiopian Airlines crashed shortly after taking off Sunday from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.
The plane was new. The weather was clear. Yet something was wrong, and the pilots tried to return to the airport. They never made it.
Those circumstances make the accident eerily similar to an October crash in Indonesia that killed all 189 people on the plane.
Safety experts are noticing the similarities but say a verdict on the plane should wait until investigations are complete.
Boeing says its plane is safe. The company’s sales didn’t suffer after the Indonesia crash, and its stock price has soared.