Two Commercial Airlines Have Crashed Within 24 Hours

A four month old Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX lost radar contact six minutes after departure at 8:44 a.m. local time. No survivors among the 149 passengers and 8 crew from flight ET302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi have been found. It’s too early to speculate on the cause.

This wasn’t the only aviation disaster in the past 24 hours. The one you may not have heard about is that a Laser Aereo Colombia Douglas DC-3 from San Jose del Guaviare to Villavicencio with 14 passengers on board declared an emergency at 10:40 a.m. local time on Saturday, and crashed into the ground bursting into flames. It’s incredible the number of 1930s era DC-3s still in service.

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  1. Argh is this the same aircraft that american is populating its fleet with-especially on runs from miami where I live?

  2. @ubuguy.
    Then go away. You have the freedom to avoid clicking on links to this website and avoid commenting. So use it. Your complaints are tiresome.

  3. AA, WN and AS has jumped on the wrong train. WN has 280 orders of 737 Max 8. AA has 100. Damn, no way I am flying those routes.

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