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Ivanka Trump honors victims of Ethiopian air crash

Apr. 15, 2019 12:38 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — During a visit to Addis Ababa, Ivanka Trump has honored victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash that occurred soon after takeoff last month. The president's daughter and senior adviser visited Holy Trinity Cathedral Monday, where she met with religious leaders and laid a wreath...

Ivanka Trump promotes women's empowerment in Ethiopia

Apr. 14, 2019 3:05 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Far from the din of Washington, Ivanka Trump toured businesses run by women in Ethiopia on Sunday while promoting a White House global economic program for women. President Donald Trump's daughter and senior adviser visited a coffee shop and textile company in Addis Ababa. It...

Memorial marks 1 month since Ethiopian Airlines crash

Apr. 10, 2019 12:14 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A somber memorial has marked one month since the Ethiopian Airlines crash and the many humanitarian workers killed. Wednesday's event in Ethiopia's capital was organized for 21 United Nations staffers and 12 aid workers killed when the flight crashed minutes after takeoff from...

Minnesota man's family sues Boeing over deadly plane crash

Apr. 9, 2019 7:52 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The family of a Minnesota man who died when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed last month has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Boeing, the manufacturer of the 737 Max aircraft that was involved in the crash and is now being investigated by U.S. prosecutors. The suit was filed Monday...

Gone in 6 minutes: an Ethiopian Airlines jet's final journey

Apr. 5, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

From nearly the moment they roared down the runway and took off in their new Boeing jetliner, the pilots of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 encountered problems with the plane. Almost immediately, a device called a stick shaker began vibrating the captain's control column, warning him that the plane might be about...

Ethiopian report says faulty sensor data led to jet crash

Apr. 4, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — A doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet suffered from faulty readings by a key sensor, and pilots followed Boeing's recommended procedures when the plane started to nose dive but could not avoid crashing, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by the Ethiopian government....

The Latest: Boeing stock rises despite preliminary report

Apr. 4, 2019 4:53 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The Latest on the reactions to the preliminary report issued by the Ethiopian government on the March 10 crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 jet shortly after takeoff which killed all 157 people on board. (all times local): ___ 11:45 p.m. Boeing's stock rose...

FAA to revamp aircraft construction oversight, official says

Mar. 26, 2019 11:00 PM EDT

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to significantly revamp its oversight of airplane construction this summer after questions were raised about how it manages inspections done by the industry, according to testimony prepared for a Senate subcommittee hearing on Wednesday. The testimony by Calvin Scovel...

Ethiopian Airlines chief questions Max training requirements

Mar. 23, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — The warning and training requirements set for the now-grounded 737 Max 8 aircraft may not have been adequate, in light of the Ethiopian plane crash that killed 157 people, the chief of Ethiopian Airlines said Saturday. After the Lion Air crash off Indonesia in October, the U.S....

Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets

Mar. 21, 2019 11:08 PM EDT

Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board. The equipment, which had been offered as an option, alerts pilots of faulty information from key sensors. It will...