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Grounded Boeing Jets, Crashes Prompt Liability Questions

By Linda Chiem (March 12, 2019, 8:13 PM EDT) -- The European Union joined China, Indonesia, Australia and other countries Tuesday in grounding Boeing's 737 MAX 8 aircraft days after an Ethiopian Airlines crash killed 157 people, adding to liability questions for the plane maker amid global pressure for a U.S. regulatory crackdown.

The Federal Aviation Administration continued Tuesday to back the safety and airworthiness of Boeing's 737 Max 8 jets, the aircraft involved in Sunday's crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 just minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa for Nairobi. The same type of plane was involved in October's crash of Lion Air Flight 610 in the Java Sea...

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