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Boeing 737 Max set to fly: All you need to know about the grounded aircraft

In total, 346 people lost their lives. After the second crash, US regulator the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) decided to ground all 737 Max planes

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The causes of the two accidents were complex, but link mainly to the 737’s manoeuvring characteristics augmentation system (MCAS).

John McDermid | The Conversation
The Boeing 737 Max began flying commercially in May 2017 but has been grounded for over a year and a half following two crashes within five months. On October 29 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 took off from Jakarta. It quickly experienced problems in maintaining altitude, entered into an uncontrollable dive and crashed into the Java Sea about 13 minutes after takeoff. Then on March 10 2019, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 from Nairobi suffered similar problems, crashing into the desert around six minutes after leaving the runway.
In total, 346 people

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First Published: Nov 30 2020 | 11:30 AM IST

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