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New Reports Suggest Pilots Followed Proper Procedure to Override Boeing’s Automation But Crashed Anyway

Boeing and America's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have suggested that the pilots of two flights in Ethiopia and Indonesia didn’t follow proper procedures before their 737 Max 8 planes crashed in recent months. However, new reports indicates that the pilots in Ethiopia tried to do the right thing and override the plane’s automation but crashed anyway. Read More >>

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Boeing Charged Extra Money for ‘Vital’ Safety Features on 737 Max

Boeing makes a lot of money selling planes around the world. But if you want all the bells and whistles that help ensure those planes don’t fall out of the sky, that sometimes costs extra. Read More >>

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Report: Ethiopian Transport Official Says 737 Max 8 Jet Crash Has ‘Close Similarities’ to 2018 Crash

Ethiopian Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said that black box data shows the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019, killing 157 people, bears close resemblances to the crash of another Boeing 737 Max 8 flying with Lion Air that was lost in October 2018 off the coast of Indonesia with 189 on board, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday. Read More >>

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Boeing Promises to Release Software Update For 737 Max Planes by April

Boeing announced overnight that the company would release a software update for its 737 Max planes “no later” than next month. The announcement, which was posted to Boeing’s website, calls the software release an “enhancement” and explains that it’s related to the October crash of Lion Air Flight 610 which killed 189 people. Sunday’s crash that killed 157 in Ethiopia is only mentioned in passing. Read More >>

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Airlines Begin to Ground Boeing 737 Max-8 Planes After Deadly Ethiopian Crash

Multiple airlines around the world, along with the countries of China and Indonesia, have decided to ground Boeing 737 Max-8 planes in the wake of a crash on Sunday that killed 157 people. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 was the second by a Boeing 737 Max-8 in the past five months. This past October, a Max-8 that was operated by Lion Air crashed off the coast of Indonesia and killed all 189 people on board. Read More >>

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Emirates Plane Erupts Into a Fireball on the Runway

Emirates Airlines flight EK521 from the Indian city of Thiruvananthapuram crash landed at Dubai International Airport earlier today, the BBC reports. Read More >>

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How We Will Find Out if the Discovered Plane Wreckage is Part of MH370

It’s been nearly a year and a half since Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared and investigators finally have their first big lead for finding the lost plane. A piece of an aircraft’s wing—a flaperon, to be specific—washed up on Réunion Island, 120 miles off the coast of Madagascar, 3000 miles away from where investigators were looking. But we’re still a long way from many of the answers we need. Read More >>

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Why a 1956 Plane Crash Site in the Grand Canyon Was Named a Landmark

In 1956 two planes collided over the Arizona desert, killing all 128 people on board and scattering the debris deep inside the Grand Canyon. This week, the National Park Service designated the crash site a National Historic Landmark—even though they don't actually want you to go visit it. Read More >>

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Watch in Terror as a Plane Crash Lands on a Runway

It's considered among the safest forms of transportation, but the thought of being involved in a plane crash remains one of the most terrifying and common of fears. And, as this startling video shows, those fears aren't without good reason. Read More >>

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This Guy Proposed to His Girlfriend By Faking a Plane Crash

We've seen some awesome, hilarious and good-hearted proposals but we've never seen anything as twisted as this: a guy and girl fly a two person plane and take in the sweeping views (cue: aww) but then things take a wild turn, as the plane begins to crash. Well, "crash". Read More >>

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This Seriously Frightening First-Person View of a Plane Crash Will Make You Never Want to Fly Again

Flying might be statistically the safest way to travel, but when it goes wrong, it goes so unbelievably wrong. This first-person view of a recent small plane crash, from two different camera angles, will show you just why you don't want to get caught flying low over trees. Read More >>

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How Does a Plane Crash Into a Lamp Post?

Everyone who drives a car eventually comes into a close encounter with a lamp post. Backing up, trying to parallel park, hey, it happens to all of us. And that's totally okay. What's NOT okay is if you're a pilot and you crash your freaking plane into a lamp post. How does that even happen? Read More >>