Following the second deadly crash of a 737 Max 8, Boeing is facing massive scrutiny over one of its newest and most critical aircraft models. The airliner around the world, and Congress, the FBI and the Trump administration are calling for an investigation into the FAA’s certification process.
The developments are a huge blow to Boeing, which has thousands of 737 Max orders on its books. The causes of both crashes, which at this point appear to be similar, are still under investigation and the official reports won’t be published for months. Until then, here’s what we know:
What happened in the most recent crash?
On March 10, Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 departed Addis Ababa Bole International Airport bound for Nairobi, Kenya. Just after takeoff, the pilot radioed a distress call and was given immediate clearance to return and land. But before the crew could…