UPDATE, 4:30pm PDT: China and Grand Cayman Airlines have ground the 737 MAX. Developing.
UPDATE, 6:45pm PDT: China CAAC to review grounding order on their Monday, March 11, for further action.
March 10, 2019 (c) Leeham News: The crash today of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX is raising more intense questions–and speculation–than usual after a crash because it comes in the wake of the Lion Air 737-8 crash last year.
Dominic Gates of The Seattle Times has about as comprehensive a wrap up at this stage on the available information here.
It should be noted that Ethiopian is considered one of the best airlines in the world and the best in Africa. It’s got a good safety record and service is considered very good. This is in contrast to the spotty safety record of Lion Air.
Below are factors investigators will consider:
In no particular order, investigors will look into:
This only is the tip of the list for investigators.
Posted 11:20am PDT.