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Boeing crashes alarm travelers, groundings snowball

AP  |  Jakarta 

Fatal crashes of 737 Max 8 planes less than five months apart have alarmed the public, triggering a wave of groundings worldwide, but experts say reported similarities between the two disasters are not conclusive evidence of a shared cause.

The Ethiopian crash Sunday which claimed 157 lives was the second for the new plane after a Max 8 jet operated by Indonesia's plunged into the Sea in October, killing 189 people.

Jakarta-based expert said are being inundated with calls from travelers which along with governments grounding Max 8 fleets "shows that the public is scared."

experts contacted by said only flight data recorders can provide conclusive evidence about what caused the Ethiopian crash.

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First Published: Tue, March 12 2019. 19:37 IST