Countries including the United States have grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 as the US-based company faces the challenge of proving the jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty software might have contributed to two crashes that killed 346 people in less than six months.
One Rwandan national, Jackson Musoni, who works with the UN High Commissioner for Refugees in Darfur, Sudan, was aboard the ill-fated plane and also perished in the accident.
While Boeing Co.'s stock took a hit in light of the worldwide grounding of its 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft, Canadian airlines have not seen their stocks dramatically dragged down this week.
In both crashes, the planes showed erratic speed and elevation changes just before plummeting to the ground.
A spokesman for the Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) said they didn't know what condition the black boxes were.
Dan Elwell, acting administrator at the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), said on Wednesday: "It became clear to all parties that the track of the Ethiopian Airlines [flight] was very close and behaved very similarly to the Lion Air flight". The incident came after Lion Air Flight JT610 crashed minutes after departing Jakarta in late October.
RetuersThe crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines plane
On Wednesday, both Canada and the U.S. announced the aircraft would be temporarily grounded in North America, citing concerns stemming from a deadly plane crash in Ethiopia on Sunday that killed 157 people, including 18 Canadians.
"Even though aviation officials are still investigating the causes of the crash on Sunday, both aircraft models have exposed flight crew to the danger of losing control", the CAA said.
"Currently, we are working with our airline partners to store aircraft here at YYC", said Fiest.
French authorities are now examining the Ethiopian aircraft to determine why the new plane crashed just minutes after takeoff.
Boeing declined to comment, but said on Monday it would roll out the software improvement "across the 737 MAX fleet in the coming weeks".
"The 737-800 MAX and newer models are not among the fleet coming to Liberia". If all airlines with orders cancel their purchases, that would be another US$57 billion (AU$81 billion) impacted, Bloomberg reports.
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It added: " Facebook is down for required maintenance right now, but you should be able to get back on within a few minutes". Facebook on Wednesday evening said it is aware that some people are having trouble accessing its 'family of applications.
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