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By Doug Herlihy
For The Sentinel 

Goldendale aviator looks at 737 Max 8 aircraft crashes

Two crashes of the same aircraft type in a brief time span prompted Goldendale aviator and renowned aviation safety expert Doug Herlihy to take a closer look at what happened.


March 20, 2019

Ethiopian Air Flight 302 dove steeply into the desert near Addis Ababa on Sunday, March 10, killing all 157 aboard. This disaster followed a similar dive of Lion Air Flight 610 into the Java Sea near Jakarta on October 29, 2018, killing all 189 aboard. A total of 346 lives were lost in these two yet unsolved crashes of new Boeing 737 Max 8 airplanes.

With the loss of two Boeing 737 Max 8 airliners within six months for reasons not yet understood, the FAA has grounded these airplanes operated by U.S. carriers. Other countries already have done likewise. Without a doubt, Boeing delivers a first-rate airplane to its airline customers. Their technology, testing, and quality control are arguab...

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