Report Blames Boeing – level 2

13-03-2020 15:00

A report said that design flaws in a Boeing 737 Max plane made an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash last year.

The crash killed everyone on board, and it happened several months after a Boeing 737 Max plane with an Indonesian airline also crashed. That crash also killed everyone on board. Both planes were new.

The report said that the Ethiopian plane had no technical problems. However, the report found that some of the plane’s alerts and an automated safety feature did not work. The safety feature was supposed to keep the plane flying and not stopping while in the air. The Indonesian plane also had the safety feature.

Difficult words: design flaw (a problem with how something was made), technical (the way that something works), automated safety feature (a device that turns on automatically to keep something safe).

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