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Breaking: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX has reportedly been involved in a fatal incident, en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. #ET302
Ethiopian Airlines flight #ET302 dropped from radar 6 minutes after departure from Addis Ababa

The jet is a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 - delivered to the airline just four months ago.
Confirmed: Ethiopian Airlines says the #737MAX flight to Nairobi with 149 passengers and eight crew members onboard has crashed
This is the second major, fatal accident involving the Boeing 737 MAX in less than five months.
Update: Ethiopian Airlines statement — search and rescue underway.

• Airline says it lost contact with #ET302 a 737MAX at 08:44am local time.
The brand new Boeing #737MAX (involved in today’s Ethiopian Airlines crash) is in service with many airlines worldwide — including: American Airlines, Norwegian, FlyDubai, Air Italy,
LOT Polish Airlines & TUI.
Latest: Ethiopia's state broadcaster says there are no survivors in 737MAX crash #ET302 - awful news
Breaking: Ethiopian Airlines CEO at the crash site — tragic photo displaying very little remains of flight #ET302
Kenya's transport secretary: There were passengers from at least 35 countries onboard #ET302
Live: This is the second fatal #737MAX incident in less than five months — but the two shouldn’t be linked just yet #ET302
Breaking: Ethiopian Airlines CEO: “Pilots reported difficulties and asked for permission to turn back to Addis Ababa” #ET302 #737MAX
LIVE: “It is unprecedented that another Boeing #737MAX is involved in a fatal accident in the space of just five months” #ET302
LIVE: Let’s be clear, @FlyEthiopian is an incredibly safe & trusted airline. This is not an airline with a “poor safety record” as the presenter said. #ET302
Update: There are currently hundreds of Boeing #737MAX jets airborne across the globe right now, including an @FlyEthiopian Airlines one.
Live on @CNN: “The next few days will be key to knowing if Boeing will ground the #737MAX as an immediate response to the #ET302 crash”
United Nations: 19 staff members at UN-affiliated organisations were onboard the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX #ET302
Live on @AlJazeera: Background to Boeing’s #737MAX aircraft — the latest short-haul jet from the US, already in service on several continents
Live on @CNN: Boeing’s 737 MAX is stil being investigated for its first fatal crash - just five months ago in Indonesia. #ET302

• China has ordered all Chinese airline operators of the jet to grounded 737 MAX

• Ethiopian Airlines & Cayman Airways have grounded 737 MAX until further notice

#ET302 #737MAX
Latest: Boeing says it has “no basis” to issue new guidance to airlines (such as grounding) “based on information available so far” in Ethiopian Airlines #ET302 crash investigation $BA
Update: @FlyEthiopian Airlines confirm they have recovered both:

• flight data recorder - (which records all aspects of flight, aerodynamic performance, etc)

• cockpit voice recorder - (which records chatter, sounds, transmissions) #ET302
Breaking: Boeing stock plummet 10% as markets opened today — the heaviest fall since the aftermath of September 11 terror attacks.

• Shares fell as much as 10.6 per cent in early pre-market trading in New York - amid the latest #737MAX crash #ET302
Breaking: Morocco’s national airline, Royal Air Maroc has become the latest airline to ground all Boeing #737MAX aircraft.
Latest: Mongolian Airlines grounds its Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, as ordered by the country’s aviation authority.

#ET302 #737MAX
The disparity between Boeing’s current stance on #737MAX and (multiple) airlines’ decision to ground the jet is fuelling passenger concern worldwide.

As China & others ground all 737 MAX’s, it leaves a Norwegian Air passenger questioning why the jet is safe ‘here’ and not there?
Live on @AlJazeera: “When I met with the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, he explained that not all new airline jet models could prove they could operate reliably from hot & high airport, Addis Ababa” #ET302
Breaking: South Africa’s Comair – a British Airways franchisee airline – has grounded its #737MAX jet.
Latest: The FAA will release a statement later today, “offering guidance to airlines worldwide” on safety of the 737 MAX.

#ET302 #737MAX
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