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Sunday, March 10, 2019

All 157 people on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed soon after taking off from Addis Ababa have been killed, the airline said on Sunday morning.

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Sad. Even though I know the chances of being in a commercial airline crash are extremely low, I usually avoid flying unless it's absolutely necessary.

#1 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-03-10 07:58 PM | Reply

Either they rushed it to market or its just poor design but its costing lives.

#2 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-03-10 09:43 PM | Reply

Airbus stock should go up.

#3 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-03-10 10:01 PM | Reply

Could also be poor maintence, pilot error, and or poor or flawed design.

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-03-10 10:20 PM | Reply

Still lots of questions about the Lion Air crash. 737 pretty robust design though.

#5 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-03-10 10:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That new 737 MAX seems to have issues. Another crashed about a month ago, on takeoff.

#6 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-03-10 10:35 PM | Reply

Seems to be a lot of Boeing blaming even before the flight recorders are transcribed.

#7 | Posted by LesWit at 2019-03-10 10:39 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I'm just here to hear what the local experts have to say before the real experts make their determination.

#8 | Posted by SunTzuMeow at 2019-03-11 07:24 PM | Reply

Airbus stock up 1.5 Euro today. :-)

#9 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-03-11 07:31 PM | Reply

Too bad we didn't sell 10 or 20 to Saudi Arabia before we found out they were lemons. 😂

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-03-11 11:17 PM | Reply

"737 pretty robust design though."

Safest aircraft in the sky.
I was on one the other day they've gotten so big I thought it was a 757.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-03-11 11:38 PM | Reply

I can't remember the last time I was on anything other than a 737.

#12 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-03-12 07:41 AM | Reply

Boeing is gonna take such a huge financial hit from this. They will be reeling. The only reason they will survive will be due to their humungous size and the backing of the US government.

#13 | Posted by moder8 at 2019-03-12 02:56 PM | Reply

Donald Trump has suddenly become an 'expert' on commercial aircraft and their intricacies:

Trump: 'Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly'

thehill.com

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#14 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-03-12 03:09 PM | Reply

it was a 737 that hit the pentagon....compare the differences in the debris field. so they say

#15 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-03-12 03:24 PM | Reply

it was a 737 that hit the pentagon...

#15 | Posted by 1947steamer

Actually it was a Boeing 757-223 that crashed into the Pentagon on 9-11, a plane that's much larger than a Boeing 737 MAX 8. The 737 MAX 8 has a maximum take-off weight of 181,000 lbs while the 757-223 has a maximum take-off weight of 255,000 lbs.

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#16 | Posted by OCUser at 2019-03-12 03:42 PM | Reply

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