For the second time in the last year, a Boeing passenger jet crashed, killing everyone aboard.
The Ethiopian airline Boeing 737 Max-8 flight crashed Sunday morning just six minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 passengers and crew members. An NTSB preliminary investigation showed that onboard sensors may have sent false data to the plane’s computers, and crew members may have not known how to work the Boeing’s new automated “anti-stall system.”
The Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft doesn’t operate on a regular basis out of Bradley International Airport, so it would be rare for you to ever see one of these planes here. Bradley said its the airline’s responsibility to ensure the safety of its planes.
One passenger told 22News she’s concerned about the safety of Boeing planes but it won’t impact how often she flies.
“I have faith in the system, I fly three to five times a year coming back and forth,” said Holly Koski of Utah. “I really don’t have any worries.”
China, Ireland, Australia, and the United Kingdom have all banned airlines from flying Boeings at their airports. Senator Elizabeth Warren has also called on the FAA to ground Boeing planes in the United States.
The FAA said they don’t see any real reason to ground these planes, and that Boeing will fix the software issue.