Boeing crash News

FAA, Boeing Complete Certification Test Flights on 737 MAX, in Key Milestone

The Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing Co have completed certification test flights on the 737 MAX, a key milestone toward the plane’s return to service, the U.S. regulator said on Wednesday. The MAX has been grounded since March 2019 after …

Boeing Withheld Facts on Flight-Control System Blamed for 2 Fatal Crashes: Probe

Boeing Co. provided only “limited information” on the flight-control software later implicated in two fatal crashes on the 737 Max as it was being approved by federal regulators, a government watchdog report has found. The Transportation Department’s Inspector General concluded …

U.S. to Mandate Safety Management for Aircraft Manufacturers

The Federal Aviation Administration said Tuesday it would require Boeing Co. and other aircraft manufacturers to adopt new safety-management tools following two fatal Boeing 737 MAX crashes that killed 346 people. The plan to begin the regulatory process to mandate …

Iran Crash Victims May Need Political Backing in Fight for Damages

Families of the 176 people killed when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner face a complicated legal battle where backing from the victims’ governments may be crucial as they seek damages, legal experts said. Lawyers say many relatives will automatically …

Tensions Between U.S. and Iran Hamper Probe of Boeing 737-800 Crash near Tehran

As investigators sift through the charred wreckage of a jetliner that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran, contradictory reports have emerged about what might have caused the Boeing Co. 737-800 to abruptly plunge out of the sky. Iranian authorities initially …

Boeing Sued by French Widow in U.S. for $276 Million Over Ethiopian Crash

A French woman whose husband died in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX airliner in Ethiopia has filed a U.S. lawsuit against the planemaker, seeking at least $276 million in damages. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 in …

Recent Airline Crashes Don’t Reflect Aviation Safety Record

With plane crashes making headlines recently, one in Florida with no fatalities and another in Russia that killed dozens, travelers might question whether flying has become less safe. Aviation experts regard the recent incidents as a statistical blip, however, pointing …

Best-Selling Boeing 737 Under Scrutiny After Another Deadly Crash

A fatal crash in Ethiopia on Sunday involving an updated version of Boeing Co.’s best-selling 737 is putting the spotlight back on the aircraft just five months after another deadly crash involving another brand-new model of the same type in …