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Crash That Killed 157 Is 'Highly Suspicious'

Messages of grief are pouring in from around the world
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 10, 2019 5:10 PM CDT
Family members of the victims involved in a plane crash react at Addis Ababa international airport Sunday, March 10, 2019.   (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)
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(Newser) – Grief flowed in from 35 countries Sunday as rescuers searched through remains in Ethiopia and experts asked how yet another Boeing 737-8 MAX could plunge from the sky—this also killing everyone on board, the New York Times reports. Flight data tweeted by FlightRadar24 shows that Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 was heading for Kenya when it failed to climb at a steady speed, the pilot issued a distress call, and Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa allowed it to return. But the pilot lost connection with air traffic control six minutes after taking off and crashed about 31 miles south of the capital. Weather was good and the plane was brand new. All 157 people on board perished. For more:

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