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  • Writer's pictureMatt Leckman

Boeing 737 Max 8 Grounded, Allegedly Lacking Key Safety Features

Updated: Jul 24, 2023

In the wake of two tragic crashes of flights involving Boeing's 737 Max 8 -- one in Indonesia in October 2018 and more recently, the March 2019 crash in Ethopia -- over 80 countries and dozens of airlines have grounded or banned the airplane from international air spaces. In addition to an investigation by the FAA, the FBI has allegedly launched a criminal investigation. Sources report that several key safety features -- involving software and sensors that indicate the angle of the plane's nose -- were lacking on these planes because they were being sold by Boeing as "extra features" and were not required by regulatory authorities with oversight of the planes.

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