When an airplane carrying at least 150 people crashed in Ethiopia on Sunday, killing all aboard, it was the second time in less than six months that this particular plane model was involved in a catastrophic accident.

The plane, a Boeing 737 Max 8, was the same model that crashed in Indonesia in October, killing 189 people.

In both cases, brand-new planes faltered minutes after takeoff and plunged into a deadly descent, leaving no survivors.

The investigation into both cases is continuing, but the latest crash renewed questions about the safety of the 737 Max, which Boeing unveiled in 2017 and sold as a fuel-efficient, technologically advanced upgrade to its popular 737.



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