Boeing 'deeply saddened' by deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash

The brand-new Boeing 737 -- which was delivered just last year -- was heading from Addis Ababa to Nairobi when it crashed after take-off.

Published: 10th March 2019 05:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 10th March 2019 05:57 PM   |  A+A-

Family members of the victims involved in a plane crash react at Addis Ababa international airport. (Photo | AP

Family members of the victims involved in a plane crash react at Addis Ababa international airport. (Photo | AP

By AFP

WASHINGTON: US aerospace giant Boeing said Sunday it was "deeply saddened" about the deaths of all 157 people aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and would provide technical assistance to find out why its aircraft crashed.

The brand-new Boeing 737 -- which was delivered just last year -- was heading from Addis Ababa to Nairobi when it crashed after take-off.

"Boeing is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the passengers and crew on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a 737 MAX 8 airplane," the company said in a statement.

"We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew on board and stand ready to support the Ethiopian Airlines team," it said.

"A Boeing technical team is prepared to provide technical assistance at the request and under the direction of the US National Transportation Safety Board."

READ | Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes, all 157 people on board dead

The single-aisle Boeing 737 MAX is one of the world's newest and most advanced commercial passenger jets. But the company has come under fire for possible glitches with the plane, which entered service in 2017.

An Indonesian Lion Air 737 MAX crashed into the Java Sea in October about 13 minutes after leaving Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board. 

After investigators said that aircraft had problems with its airspeed indicator and angle of attack (AoA) sensors, Boeing issued a special bulletin telling operators what to do when they face the same situation.

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