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Ethiopian Airlines crash: What is the MCAS system on the Boeing 737 Max 8?

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:21 AM

The Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) is an automated safety feature on the 737 Max 8 designed to prevent the plane from entering into a stall, or losing lift

CONTROVERSIAL. File photo of a Boeing 737 MAX. Photo from Wikipedia

Boeing to upgrade stall prevention on 737 MAX – sources

Mar 16, 2019 - 9:17 AM

Sources say the fix was already underway before the Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed

BOEING 737 MAX 8. Boeing is set to roll out an upgrade to their MAX 8 models after two deadly accidents in recent months. File photo shows an Air Canada Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet at the Toronto Pearson International Airport for a landing on March 13, 2019. Photo by Cole Burston/Getty Images/AFP

France probes 737 MAX black boxes as Boeing halts deliveries

Mar 15, 2019 - 6:12 PM

Investigators will now try to retrieve information from the cockpit voice and flight data recorders, which were damaged in the crash

SEARCH. Forensics workers comb through the debris at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in Oromia region, on March 14, 2019, four days after the plane crashed into a field killing 157 passengers and crew. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Boeing black boxes flown to France as jets grounded worldwide

Mar 14, 2019 - 10:11 PM

France's BEA air safety agency confirms it has received the recorders from the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa on March 10

MOURNING. Family members mourn the victims at the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, at Hama Quntushele village in the Oromia region, on March 13, 2019. Photo by Tony Karumba/AFP

Ethiopia to send black boxes to Europe as questions mount over crash

Mar 13, 2019 - 6:27 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Ethiopian Airlines says it will decide by Thursday, March 14, which country will examine the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder

BOEING. The tail section of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 being built for Ethiopian Airlines is pictured at the company's factory, on March 11, 2019 in Renton, Washington. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

Planes grounded after deadly Ethiopia crash

Mar 11, 2019 - 1:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Investigators recover the black-box flight recorders from the Nairobi-bound jet that crashed early Sunday, March 10, near Addis Ababa

PLANE CRASH. People watch workers at the crash site of a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines flight near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. Photo by Michael Tewelde/AFP

Boeing 737 MAX safety record questioned after two tragedies

Mar 11, 2019 - 7:18 AM

For the second time in less than 6 months, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes minutes after takeoff, killing everyone on board