Trump grounds troubled 737 MAX aircraft, Boeing stock tumbles

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Bridenstine also said Wednesday that he would provide lawmakers with safety records on the aircraft "as soon as possible" and that he is "100 percent" committed to finding out more details from Boeing. Investigators are still looking at what may be similar flight-control problems with the Lion Air flight that killed 189 people in October.

In one report, an airline captain said that immediately after putting the plane on autopilot, the co-pilot called out 'Descending, ' followed by an audio cockpit warning, 'Don't sink, don't sink!'

Here's what we know about the Ethiopian Airlines crash so far.

An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed Sunday, shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa.

He said pilots and airlines have been notified, adding that the safety of the American people is of "paramount concern".

Visibility was said to be good but air traffic monitor Flightradar24 reported that the plane's "vertical speed was unstable after take-off".

United Airlines said nothing is more important than the safety of its customers and employees and that it will comply.

Investigators later found that the batteries had a design flaw and that it should not have been certified by the FAA.

Boeing has lost more than $30 billion in market value since the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday, according to Bloomberg.

It is not yet clear whether the anti-stall system was the cause of the Ethiopian Airlines crash. Aviation experts say other technical issues or human error can not be discounted.

The Foreign Ministry said in a statement that Netanyahu spoke to Abiy Ahmed, and Israeli officials in Africa and Jerusalem were in contact with Ethiopian authorities about granting access to Israeli search and rescue team ZAKA.

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Air Canada cancelled London-bound flights from Halifax and St. John's, N.L., after the United Kingdom banned all Boeing Max 8 jets from its airspace.

A stall can happen when the angle at which the plane is flying gets too steep.

"The pilot reported flight control problems and requested to turn back".

SpiceJet and Jet Airways are the two airlines in the country, which has Boeing 737 MAX in its fleet.

Boeing issued a statement on Tuesday asserting confidence in the 737 Max.

By the end of January, Boeing had delivered 350 of the Max 8 models. The Max 7 and 10 models, not yet delivered, are due for roll-out in the next few years.

"The 737 MAX makes up less than 1 percent of the global airline fleet and most operators have been able to reconfigure their operations in the short term to limit the impact on passengers", Flightradar24 spokesman Ian Petchenik told DW.

The European Union and India are the latest countries or blocs to ban the plane from flying over their airspace to ensure passenger safety.

In the wake of Sunday's crash in Ethiopia, aviation authorities and carriers around the world, including in Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, France, Germany, South Africa, the European Union, China and Russian Federation, have either grounded all 737 Max 8 series aircraft or closed their airspace to them.

The Federal Aviation Administration also backed the jet's airworthiness and said it was reviewing all available data.

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