Similarities between deadly Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes has led to the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max planes in the US. The FAA said these similarities were found in data gleaned from satellite-based tracking.
So, the planes will stay out of US skies indefinitely, pending an examination of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302’s black boxes. That will take place in Paris, where the black boxes are expected to arrive today.
The US was the last country to ground the planes. US officials and Boeing had argued to keep the planes operating but changed course in light of this new information. Meanwhile, the world continues to mourn the victims of this international tragedy, including a woman traveling on the ill-fated flight with her family who sent a message to her sister, saying she felt “like there’s something bad ahead.”