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U.S. Says Boeing 737 MAX 8 Is Ok To Fly, Investigating Crashes

Published on 07/18/19 / In News & Politics

Reuters reports the United States will tell international carriers on Monday that the Federal Aviation Administration believes the Boeing 737 MAX 8 is "airworthy." The agency is looking into two fatal crashes that occurred with the new model of aircraft since October. It said it will “take immediate action” if regulators discover any safety issue. An Ethiopian Airlines MAX 8 crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 passengers. Another of the aircraft crashed and killed 189 people in Indonesia in October.U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Monday, “If the FAA identifies an issue that affects safety, the department will take immediate and appropriate action. I want people to be assured that we take these incidents, these accidents very seriously.”

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