Two Charedi businessman from Israel are planning to express their thanks publicly tomorrow during their morning prayers after an unexpected delay caused them to postpone their trip to Nairobi on the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed earlier today, ultimately saving their lives.
Investigators can then visualize the airplane's altitude, instrument readings, power settings and other details of the flight to help with the investigation, according to the National Transportation Safety Board. In both cases, the plane crashed shortly after takeoff.
"Airport people, kind, promoted me to the next flight that would leave at 11:20, they apologized for the inconvenience and transferred me to a nice lounge for the waiting", he wrote.
Gebremariam said the black boxes recovered from the jet would be sent to Europe for analysis, although a final determination as to which country hasn't been made.
However, there is no way of knowing if anything other than coincidence is to blame. Lion Air confirmed reports it has put on hold the scheduled delivery of four of the jets. He had an "excellent flying record", GebreMariam added.
"The pilot reported flight control problems and requested to turn back". What particular problems he cited in those communications are unclear.
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The European Union's aviation safety regulator suspended all flights in the bloc by the 737 MAX and a USA senator who chairs a panel overseeing aviation suggested the United States take similar action following Sunday's crash, the second since October involving that type of plane.
The MAX 8 was unveiled to great fanfare little over two years ago, but passengers around the world are now asking if the planes are safe after they were involved in two tragedies in less than six months.
"At this point, based on the information available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators", Charlie Miller, Boeing's vice president of communications, said in a statement. "What we can say is we don't have the capability to probe it here in Ethiopia", he said.
Southwest Airlines, the largest USA domestic carrier, exclusively flies Boeing 737 aircraft and has 34 of the Max 8s in its fleet.
In the US, American Airlines and Southwest Airlines operate the Max 8 and United Airlines flies a slightly larger version, the Max 9.
In response, the world's biggest planemaker, which has seen billions of dollars wiped off its market value, said it understood the decisions but retained "full confidence" in the 737 MAX and had safety as its priority. The disaster is the second with a Max 8 plane in just five months.