On Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed minutes after takeoff killing all 157 passengers and crew on board.
On October 29, 2018, Lion Air flight 610 crashed minutes after takeoff into the Java Sea off the coast of Indonesia, killing all 189 on board.
Both crashes involved the same aircraft: a Boeing 737 MAX 8, both crashes showed similar flight patterns prior to impact.
Both crashes are under investigation.
- The flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder have both been recovered in the Ethiopian Airlines flight, and will give investigators information regarding the cause of the crash.
- Boeing’s newest jet is under scrutiny after concerns over a new computer system arose after the Lion Air crash.
- Worldwide 25 airlines have grounded the Boeing planes while waiting for more information.
- For now, the US has not grounded its Boeing planes.