2019 Second New 737 Max 8 Crashes
On March 10, 2019, an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Abbas to Nairobi crashed moments after taking off. All 157 souls on board perished as the aircraft plummeted nose-first into the ground. The plane was a new 737 Max 8
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed six minutes after take off from Addis Abbas on a flight to Nairobi on the morning of March 10tbh . The crashed was extremely similar to the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 on October 29, 2018. As a result of the similarities of the two cases- new aircraft that crashed in good weather soon after take- off countries throughout the world grounded the aircraft. By March 13th the United States who was the last holdout ordered the grounding of the aircraft.
Investigations of both crashes center around the fact that the redesign of the plane included larger engines that were placed higher on the wing. This changed the aerodynamic of the aircraft, and tended to make its nose rise and thus make it suceptable to a stall. To compensate for that Boeing installed software to automatically compensate. The suspicion in both cases is that the software malfunctions and forced the plane down. Many questions exist including whether the pilots had received proper training on the changed that Boeing made.