Boeing Plane Crashes – level 2

30-10-2019 07:00

Last year, a Boeing 737 from Lion air crashed in Indonesia, and all of its passengers died. Indonesian authorities told the families of the victims that the crash happened from a flaw in the design.

Investigators said that Boeing did not prepare the pilots for its new software, MCAS, and this software was the reason for the crash. The investigators also blamed the pilots and co-pilots because they were not capable of managing the software alerts during the flight.

Some months later after the crash in Indonesia, another Boeing from Ethiopian Airlines crashed, killing 346 people. The software also caused the second crash. After this second accident, Boeing decided to stop all flights of the Boeing 737 Max.

Difficult words: flaw (a problem), investigators (inspectors, examiners), capable (have the ability to do something), alert (a warning, a notification).

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