Boeing 737 MAX Crash: Was Software To Blame And What Comes Next

Boeing 737 MAX Crash: Was Software To Blame And What Comes Next

Boeing said it supports the grounding of its planes as a precautionary step, while reiterating its "full confidence" in the safety of the 737 Max.

The AACM notes that the decision comes "in view of the two accidents [that] occurred with Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircrafts and the safety precautions gradually taken by the aeronautical authorities in other places".

However, Boeing said it would continue the production of 737 MAX series planes.

Federal Aviation Administration chief Daniel Elwell on Wednesday cited unspecified evidence found at the crash scene as part of the justification for the agency to reverse course and temporarily halt flights of Boeing's largest selling aircraft. The incident came after Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed minutes after departing Jakarta in late October.

On Thursday morning in Addis Ababa, grieving relatives of the 157 victims of Sunday's air disaster boarded buses for a three-hour journey to the crash site in a field 37 miles outside the Ethiopian capital, Reuters reports.

The MAX 8 and the new version, the MAX 9, can not fly in, out or over Canada and that has caused flight cancellations across the country including here in Calgary.

"Currently, we are working with our airline partners to store aircraft here at YYC", said Fiest.

The crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines
RetuersThe crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines plane

The specific cause of the crash in Ethiopia and Indonesia remains unknown.

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".

This is the 737 Max's automatic anti-stalling system which is created to keep the plane from stalling.

Two black boxes from the aircraft that crashed in Ethiopia are being taken to Paris for investigation.

Possible links between the accidents have rocked the aviation industry, scared passengers, and left the world's biggest plane maker scrambling to prove the safety of a money-spinning model meant to be the standard for decades.

The crash triggered a widespread grounding of the model.

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