Check online or ask early on in the booking process -- do not accept seats on this plane.---------->>> https://www.bbc.com/news/business-47514289"The Ethiopian Airlines tragedy marks the second fatal crash within five months involving a new type of Boeing aircraft.The Boeing 737 Max-8 has only been in commercial use since 2017.In October last year a Lion Air Boeing 737 Max went down shortly after take-off from Jakarta, Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board.That aircraft was less than three months old.Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 also went down just minutes after take-off. The aircraft - registration ET-AVJ - first flew in October 2018, according to flight tracking websites."---------------Just Say No ..
The News coverage of this incredible "coincidence" today is pointing out that there are just three American airlines that bought several of and are flying this plane: - American - Southwest, and - UnitedIf you are planning to fly with one of the three, you may wish to look into the plane-typethey're planning on you depending on.At least until the 'mystery' is solved.
ooooohhhhh My God!!! .. From the above article link:The sensor and connected software work in a different way to previous models of the 737, but pilots had not been told that.Within days of the Lion Air crash, the aircraft maker Boeing issued an operations bulletin to airlines.The US aviation regulator then issued an "emergency" airworthiness directive to US carriers about this sensor - a so-called Angle of Attack (AOA) sensor.The Federal Aviation Authority said the sensor "condition, if not addressed, could cause the flight crew to have difficulty controlling the airplane, and lead to excessive nose-down attitude, significant altitude loss, and possible impact with terrain".
bear in mind the airline is free to switch aircraft for your flight at any time?!! Thanks for the list of airlines to avoid.Teri
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