The nose of a Boeing Co. 737 MAX 9 jetliner is under production at the company's production facility in Renton, Washington.
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Boeing shares rose Tuesday after a Wall Street Journal report said US airline officials believe a bird strike might have caused a 737 Max crash in Ethiopia in March.
The Fast Sales Boeing 737 Max aircraft have been grounded since shortly after the accident, which came less than five months after a similar accident in Indonesia. Together, both crashes killed a combined 346 people.
Boeing shares increased by 2.1
Crash scientists have suggested that poor sensor data triggered an anti-stall system aboard the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737, which went down soon after launch in March, a similar scenario for a crash of the same type of aircraft in Indonesia in October. The system automatically pushes the nose to the aircraft if it is perceived that the aircraft is in a stall, the usual way to recover from such a position. It may be fatal if the aircraft is not in a stable, but
U.S. The aviation services believe that a bird strike is the likely culprit in erroneous sensor data that fed the anti-stall system in Ethiopian Airlines crash, according to the Wall Street Journal report, which cited sources familiar with the crash investigation.
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