Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls on FAA to Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 Until Safety Can Be Assured - NECN


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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls on FAA to Ground Boeing 737 Max 8 Until Safety Can Be Assured

"The FAA needs to get these planes out of the sky," Warren said.



    157 Dead After Plane Crashes in Ethiopia

    The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 Max plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 on board.

    (Published Monday, March 11, 2019)

    U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is calling on the FAA to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 aircrafts until they can guarantee the planes will fly safely.

    "Any necessary changes must be made before, not after, more flights occur and more lives are potentially endangered," Warren said in a statement Tuesday.

    Warren cited suspicions that the aircrafts had been put out for use without necessary pilot training to save money and the decisions of other countries to halt using the airplanes.

    "The Boeing 737 MAX 8 is a major driver of Boeing profits," said Warren. "Congress should hold hearings on whether an Administration that famously refused to stand up to Saudi Arabia to protect Boeing arms sales has once again put lives at risk for the same reason."

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published 3 hours ago)

    Warren's statement comes in response to a second deadly crash of a 737 Max 8 make of airplane this weekend in Ethiopia that has called into question the safety of aircraft.

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