Screw Found at Crash Site Shows Boeing 737 Was Set to Dive

DISASTER The Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff

DISASTER The Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff

American Airlines, one of the carriers most impacted by the grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX aircraft this week, said on Thursday that it would wave all change fees and reimburse hotel expenses for travelers stranded mid-trip because of the grounding.

Similarities between Sunday's disaster and that of a Lion Air flight in Indonesia in October that killed 189 people have raised fears about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 model.

In a statement signed by the Director General of the agency, Silas Udahemuka, the authority said that the ban takes effect immediately and remain in effect till further notice.

Both accidents involved new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircrafts.

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Flights won't resume until the planes receive updated flight-control software that Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration are racing to finalize, said Representatives Pete DeFazio, the Oregon Democrat who chairs the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Missouri Republican Sam Graves, that panel's ranking member.

Ethiopian Airlines had said it would work with Boeing, the national civil aviation authority and global experts in trying to unravel what caused the brand new plane to come down just six minutes into its flight.

The Montreal-based company said its guidance for the years 2020 and 2021 for return on invested capital and margin on earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), as well as the cumulative free cash flow over the 2019-2021 period, remains in place. 737 Max 8 that crashed Sunday in Ethiopia that helps give them an early idea of what may have transpired.

Collins also made its enhanced flight vision system, that lets pilots see in bad weather, and its heads-up display available for the 737 Max.

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"This is part of the contract, which we signed with Boeing for all the 737 MAX aircraft", an unnamed senior SpiceJet executive told Business Standard.

According to Business Insider, "One captain complained about the plane's autopilot system, calling the flight manual 'inadequate and nearly criminally insufficient, '" while another pilot declared, "The fact that this airplane requires such jury rigging to fly is a red flag".

A minute after takeoff in the simulator, there was a problem, with the plane's nose suddenly pointing down, which was similar to what happened in the case of the Ethiopian Airlines flight. The share price of the U.S. aircraft manufacturer, fell in the days after the crash in Ethiopia already to twelve percent.

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