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Plane Crashed 300 Feet From 'Shocked' Fisherman

Flight data recorder has been found

(Newser) - Searchers have found clothing, body parts, parts of the fuselage, and now, one of two black boxes aboard the Boeing 737 that crashed into the Java Sea on Saturday. The flight data recorder has been recovered, while officials continue to search for the cockpit voice recorder, reports the BBC . The...

Flight Took Off With 62 On Board. Then, a Blank Radar

Indonesia loses contact with Boeing 737 over Java Sea

(Newser) - A Boeing 737 with 56 passengers and six crew members fell off the radar Saturday just minutes after taking off from the Indonesian capital of Jakarta. Per the New York Times , the nation's Transportation Ministry says Sriwijaya Air Flight 182 disappeared over the Java Sea, with the last contact...

Boeing's 'Slap on the Wrist' for 737 Max Debacle: $2.5B

Company will avoid criminal charges from DOJ if it adheres to terms of settlement

(Newser) - Boeing will pay $2.5 billion to settle a Justice Department investigation and admit that employees misled regulators about the safety of its 737 Max aircraft, which suffered two deadly crashes shortly after entering airline service. Under the settlement announced Thursday, Boeing will pay a $243.6 million fine, $1....

Boeing Max Is Back on US Route

Plane was grounded last year after two crashes

(Newser) - American Airlines flew a Boeing 737 Max with paying passengers from Miami to New York on Tuesday, the plane's first commercial flight in US skies since it was grounded after two deadly crashes. American Flight 718 carried about 100 passengers, according to an airline spokeswoman, and landed Tuesday afternoon...

More Good News for Boeing on the 737 Max

European regulator declares the aircraft safe

(Newser) - A month after the US cleared the Boeing 737 Max to fly once again under certain conditions, Europe is expected to soon do the same. The head of the EU's aviation safety agency says he is "certain" the aircraft is safe to fly after the EASA completed a...

Boeing 737 Max Is Cleared for Takeoff

After fixes, issue with plane's nose 'can no longer happen'

(Newser) - Following two fatal crashes and 20 months on the ground, the Boeing 737 Max has been cleared to fly in the US. The FAA said Wednesday that a review process was complete and the plane could take to the skies—but only after necessary changes are made, pilots receive simulator...

Report on 737 Max: 'Horrific Culmination' of Missteps

'Grossly insufficient oversight' by FAA and 'lack of transparency' by Boeing cited by House committee

(Newser) - As regulators get closer to OKing recertification for Boeing's beleaguered 737 Max planes, what CNBC calls a "damning" report from a Congressional committee that took a year and a half to complete was released Wednesday, pointing to a series of fails during the development of the aircraft. The...

New Boeing Plane Name May Be Subtle PR Move

737 Max is called 737-8 in new announcement from Boeing, but it's not clear if that's an official rebrand

(Newser) - Boeing announced an order Wednesday from Polish airline Enter Air for up to four 737-8 airplanes, with the airline's general director asserting he's "convinced it will be the best aircraft in the world for many years to come." For those curious what this new jet is...

737 Max Has an 'Absolutely Unacceptable' New Problem

Boeing says debris has been found in fuel tanks of several undelivered planes

(Newser) - After two deadly crashes that killed 346 people, the beleaguered Boeing 737 Max has a new problem, and per a company spokesman, it's an "absolutely unacceptable" one. A routine maintenance check on multiple new planes waiting to be delivered turned up in their fuel tanks "foreign object...

737 Max Decision May Affect Summer Travel

American and United to keep plane off schedules longer

(Newser) - United Airlines and American Airlines said Friday they are removing the grounded Boeing 737 Max from their schedules longer than previously planned, which means thousands more flights will be canceled during the peak summer travel season. The reduction in flights could mean slightly higher fares, the AP reports. United said...

Boeing Red-Faced on 'Appalling' Messages About 737 Max

'This airplane is designed by clowns, who are in turn supervised by monkeys'

(Newser) - Lawmakers are calling newly revealed messages from Boeing employees on the company's beleaguered 737 Max—involved in two horrific crashes that killed 346 people— and the Federal Aviation Administration "astonishing," "appalling," and "incredibly damning," in what the New York Times deems the "...

Ukraine Not Ruling Out Missile in Jet Crash

'Too many things are unclear,' says one official about Iranian tragedy

(Newser) - Iran says it's confident that some kind of mechanical failure brought down a Ukrainian passenger jet near Tehran this week. Ukraine, however, isn't so sure. Its investigators are looking into the possibility that a missile or perhaps an explosion inside the jet as part of a terrorist attack...

New Plane Stats: One Fatal Accident Per 5M Flights

Total number of deaths fell by half, to 257, in 2019

(Newser) - It may seem surprising in a year filled with gloomy headlines about the 737 Max , but the number of deaths in major air crashes around the globe fell by more than half in 2019, according to a report by an aviation consulting firm. The To70 consultancy said 257 people died...

737 Max Controversy Costs Boeing CEO His Job

Dennis Muilenburg resigns effective immediately

(Newser) - Boeing will have to recover from its escalating trouble with the 737 Max under the leadership of a new CEO. Dennis Muilenburg is resigning effective immediately, reports the AP . As the Wall Street Journal reports, Muilenburg has taken much criticism for his handling of the aftermath of two fatal crashes...

Boeing to Shut Down 737 MAX Production

US economy likely to feel the effects

(Newser) - With its backlog of 737 MAX planes growing to about 400, Boeing plans to suspend production of the grounded airliner next month. The company has lacked regulator approval to fly the plane since March, after two of the jets crashed and killed a total of 346 people. Layoffs aren't...

Boeing's New Problem: Planes Are Cracking

Up to 50 737NG planes have been grounded

(Newser) - It's been a rough week for Boeing as its CEO was grilled by a Senate committee about deadly issues with the company's 737 Max jets and told to quit by the mother of a crash victim. And Thursday didn't make it any better: Boeing announced cracks had...

In Testimony, Boeing CEO Denies Blaming Pilots

Senators grill Dennis Muilenburg

(Newser) - Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg faced withering questions from senators Tuesday about two crashes of 737 Max jets and whether the company concealed information about a critical flight system, the AP reports. "We have made mistakes, and we got some things wrong," Muilenburg conceded. Some members of the Senate...

737 Max Sensor Faulted in Lion Air Crash

Indonesia completes investigation

(Newser) - Faulty information from a single external sensor forced down the nose of Lion Air Flight 610. So conclude Indonesian investigators a year on from the crash that killed 189 people and raised safety concerns about the Boeing 737 Max. The jet's new flight-control system was vulnerable to errors—that...

Pilots Weren't Told How to Fix 737 Max System's Problems

Indonesia releases details on Lion Air investigation

(Newser) - An Indonesian investigation found that a combination of design flaws, inadequate training, and maintenance lapses doomed a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that crashed a year ago, killing 189 people, per the AP . A summary of the final accident report released Friday said Lion Air flight 610 from Indonesia's...

Boeing Responds to 'Granted I Suck' Text Messages

Mark Forkner warned that the plane's automated MCAS system was 'egregious'

(Newser) - Boeing says it regrets concerns raised about internal communications it recently handed over to Congress and federal regulators that are investigating two deadly crashes of the company's 737 Max airplanes, the AP reports. The company said in a statement Sunday it's unfortunate that messages between co-workers it turned...

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