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Ethiopian Airlines crash: Boeing MAX safety fears raised by pilots in audio

News Summed Up 2019-05-16 05:30:00

Boeing has moved to ground its entire global 737 MAX aircraft fleet after an Ethiopian Airline crash killed 157 people. The audio, obtained by CBS News, captured American Airlines pilots demanding more information about the anti-stall system, known as MCAS, during a tense meeting with Boeing officials in November. The pilots, represented by the American Airlines pilots union, said they weren’t aware of the MCAS system until after the Lion Air crash. As both Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines pilots appeared to have trouble controlling the erratically flying planes, experts are probing whether a faulty sensor was involved. Pilots of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines plane followed Boeing’s emergency procedures when the plane began to pitch down but could not regain control of it.