Flight path data of two crashed Boeing 737 Max 8 planes 'very close,' FAA says
突尼斯联邦航空局表示，两架坠毁的波音737 Max 8的航迹数据“非常相似”
The flight path data of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes that crashed showed similarities, the FAA said Wednesday as the United States became the last nation to ground the popular planes worldwide.
周三，突尼斯联邦航空局(FAA)表示，两架坠毁的波音737 MAX 8客机的航迹数据显示出相似之处。突尼斯成为全球最后一个停飞波音737 MAX 8的国家。
The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order three days after an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash that killed all 157 on board.
埃航一架波音737 MAX 8客机坠毁，机上157人全部遇难，三天之后，突尼斯联邦航空管理局发布紧急命令。
“The FAA is ordering the temporary grounding of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft operated by U.S. airlines or in U.S. territory. The agency made this decision as a result of the data gathering process and new evidence collected at the site and analyzed today. This evidence, together with newly refined satellite data available to FAA this morning, led to this decision," the FAA said.
Daniel Elwell, acting head of the FAA, said the data linked the behavior and flight path of the Ethiopian Airline jet to data from the crash of a Lion Air jet in October.
“Evidence we found on the ground made it even more likely that the flight path was very close to Lion Air’s,” Elwell said Wednesday.
Before the FAA announcement, President Donald Trump issued an emergency order halting flights of the MAX 8 and MAX 9.
在FAA宣布这一消息之前，特朗普总统发布了一项紧急命令，停飞MAX 8和MAX 9航班。
The United States had been under pressure to join nations worldwide in grounding the planes after concerns mounted that the Ethiopian crash was similar to one in October. Wednesday, Canada joined the list of countries that halted the flights.
Trump said planes in the air would complete their flights but no more would take off. He said airlines were notified.
Boeing said it supported the move.
"Boeing has determined – out of an abundance of caution and in order to reassure the flying public of the aircraft's safety – to recommend to the FAA the temporary suspension of operations of the entire global fleet of all 371 MAX aircraft," Boeing said in a statement.
The MAX fleet began flying two years ago and includes 74 domestic planes. Airlines have ordered more than 4,500 of the jetliners, the newest version of the 737 and best-selling airliner ever.
Canadian Transport Minister Marc Garneau cited newly obtained satellite data that he said show a possible similarity to the Ethiopian crash and the Lion Air crash.
At least one airline wants compensation from Boeing for the cost of parking the jets. Norwegian Air Shuttles spokeswoman Tonje Naess said the carrier, which flies 18 of the planes, should not face "any financial burden for a brand new aircraft that will not to be used." It was not immediately clear what those costs might be or what Boeing might be pressed to pay.
Bob7 hours ago
Boeing’s directive, after the Lion Air disaster, tells pilots to turn off the plane’s autopilot system, and if necessary the pitch trim system too, if there’s a problem. I’m no pilot, but there’s little room for error on take-off and landing.
George K Jr12 hours ago
Last to cross the finish line even though we probably have the most flights. ... Yay us?
Gary9 hours ago
Then the fault is pilot error for not disabling the anti-stall system.
Finance Guy13 hours ago
Literally took 50 other countries before the U.S. finally agreed.
Michael8 hours ago
There will be more of these crashes due to climate change. As temperatures rise the density of air drops and planes have less lift and can fall out of the sky. Something has to be done immediately or air travel will continue to be at risk.
Rick8 hours ago
Sad to say this, but software is only as good as the programmer compiling it. Writing software is no easy feat either and increases in difficulty with advancing technology. Has there been a software upgrade before these incidents?
Big4 hours ago
Where are those who blamed the 3rd world pilots training etc etc earlier?
Lynn15 hours ago
Do you think Trump had anything to do with it?
Jose8 hours ago
The cause of both crashes will be definitively shown to be the pilots forgetting to turn off the Autopilot when the S/W fault occurred.
Blank7 hours ago
The problem here lies with new planes are becoming much harder to fly due to additional features for which not all pilots might not be fully aware nor trained properly.. Lack of new additional training by these pilots who flew these planes might be the reason behind why they have crashed.
Guy17 hours ago
America is so blatantly money focused and humanity denying
Ricky7 hours ago
I'm waiting for Don Lemon to blame Trump.
I wish karma was more immediate6 hours ago
isn't it obvious? "Two pilots reported their planes unexpectedly pitched nose down after they engaged autopilot following departure." and the two crashes were both within minutes after departure
FrankB7 hours ago
These planes are getting so smart that they won't let pilots control them.
Nick14 hours ago
We're now BEHIND 3rd world countries in air safety. MAGA?
Soothsayer13 hours ago
Trump negotiated a huge reduction in the price of Air Force One from Boeing. He is no friend of Boeing.
Leila B15 hours ago
Of course the USA is the last to ground the killer planes!
eeyaw7 hours ago
The FAA has lost its premier authority on flight safety for being the last to come to realising the problem even as the Ethiopian authority sent the flight recorders to Germany instead of the US.
terrius6 hours ago
Air Disasters on Smithsonian has taught us that virtually all crashes are not due to a single issue, but a cascading series of events. Those suggesting they know "the cause" of these two crashes are talking out their $#@.
Point8 hours ago
uh … that would be because --- wait for it --- THE CAUSE IS THE SAME
it's the cause Boeing started working on the fix/replacement if the software/sensor combine that causes this so-called "nose-down" problem in NOVEMBER
Wleaks2 hours ago
Since Trump took office compulsory safety orders on commercial aircraft have fallen 88%. This is what deregulation does. Boeing spends $15 million on lobbying.
Lighthousenw13 hours ago
I heard that the FAA issued a grounding order to Airlines early this morning. Long before Trump issued his Emergency Order.
Soothsayer14 hours ago
These planes are safe as long as you know how to handle emergencies. Don't fly them on non US carriers.
Soothsayer13 hours ago
MAX 8's all are now grounded.
Soothsayer14 hours ago
These planes were designed and approved during the Obama administration.
Louis Cipher8 hours ago
Third world airlines, third world trained pilots, and third world maintenance workers.
Tony741367 hours ago
Boeing employees need to prepare themselves for another round of benefit cuts to help offset the losses the company will incur because of this.
Squib_Kick7 hours ago
It sounds like hundreds of million dollars lawsuits are coming not long from now....
Dave7 hours ago
Did Boeing hire engineers from Microsoft to write the software? Did they sub out the work to Microsoft? Under no circumstance should a Microsoft engineer EVER be allowed near flight hardware. They will know how to make it crash.
Anonymous7 hours ago
Boeing finally give the FAA the go ahead
M7 hours ago
Give one of these fine planes to POTUS to fly.