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Boeing's tenuous recovery in China shaken by latest 737 crash

The 737-800 aircraft operated by China Eastern Airlines Corp. nose-dived Monday into mountainous terrain with 132 people on board, prompting the carrier to ground its fleet of the workhorse jets

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Boeing Co. faces a new crisis after a 737 jet fell out of the sky in China, renewing concerns about its best-selling family of planes and extending one of the most turbulent periods in the aviation titan’s century-long history.

The 737-800 aircraft operated by China Eastern Airlines Corp. nose-dived Monday into mountainous terrain with 132 people on board, prompting the carrier to ground its fleet of the workhorse jets. 

The model is part of the so-called “next generation” of 737s that have amassed a good safety record since they were introduced in the 1990s.

The tragedy puts a harsh spotlight back on Boeing

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First Published: Mar 21 2022 | 11:46 PM IST

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