Boeing sending technical team to site of deadly Ethiopian plane crash

first_imgCHICAGO – Boeing says it is sending a technical team to the site of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed 157 people, including 18 Canadians.The Boeing 737-8 MAX plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Bole Airport in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi, Kenya.Both @AirCanada and @WestJet use the 737-MAX, the same type involved in the #EthiopianAirlineCrash Both airlines send condolences to the families of the [email protected]— Peter Wagner (@peterjontheair) March 10, 2019In Canada, both WestJet and Air Canada use the aircraft — Air Canada says they have performed safely and reliably, and WestJet says it will not speculate on the cause of the incident.Ethiopian authorities say the pilot sent out a distress call and was given clearance to return.Records show the plane was new and had been delivered to the airline in November.The aircraft was also involved in a Lion Air crash in October when a two-month-old plane plunged into the Java Sea minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, killing 189 people.The Canadian Presslast_img read more