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    Ethiopian Plane Crash Sparks Grief, Questions

    Investigators haven’t yet determined what sent an Ethiopian Airlines flight plunging to the ground Sunday, killing all 157 aboard. But the tragedy has already raised questions about the Boeing 737 Max 8 — the same plane involved in last October’s Lion Air crash in Indonesia. Just like that doomed journey, yesterday’s flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed shortly after takeoff. Both Ethiopia and China have grounded all their 737 Max jets in response.

    What do we know about the Max 8? Boeing has sold more than 350 of the newest model of its single-aisle airliner, its best-selling jet ever, since 2017.

    Read OZY’s Flashback about the plane crash that shook South Africa.

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