Deadly Plane Crash


Yahoo News picture of plane crash

Jack Smith, Editor-in-chief

Early Sunday March 10, Ethiopian Airlines found themselves in the midst of a very catastrophic accident. Shortly after takeoff at around 8:30 am local time something happened to the plane or in the plane that caused it to go down. Air traffic control lost contact with the flight six minutes into the trip. Just briefly before losing contact, it was reported that the pilot made a distress call and was granted his request to return to the tarmac. The plane was heading from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya. Unfortunately, no survivors were discovered and all 157 on board including both crew and passengers were reported dead.

This tragedy has plagued the name of the Boeing 737 Max 8, which is the model of the aircraft. Multiple countries have already grounded this plane until further evaluation can be done. It is a relatively new plane and that is part of what is drawing so much skepticism. The plane  had only just been delivered last November to Ethiopian Airlines and was relatively new in their fleet.

Teams from both Boeing and the U.S. National Transportation and Safety Board will be traveling to the crash site to also do further investigations. People from more than thirty nations were on board that flight, including eight Americans.

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