2-Days after an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crashed on takeoff from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 passengers, several countries including India banned the usage of the plane untill appropriate modifications and safety measures will be taken.
How did this crash happen? To maintain its lead, Boeing had upgraded the previous model of its 737 aircraft design. Boeing swapped out the engines for new models, which promised a 20 percent increase in fuel efficiency. In order to accommodate the engine’s larger diameter, Boeing engineers had to move the point where the plane attaches to the wing. This, in turn affected the way the plane handled. According to a preliminary report, it was this system that apparently led to the Lion Air crash.
Several countries have grounded this plane. Is this the right move? Will you fly in plane of this model? Tell us in the comments below…
~By Mishti Rathod, Teesha Arora and Hetanshi Shah. Students of Std.9 in V.C.W Arya Vidya Mandir School.