On March 10, a Plane headed towards Nairobi, Kenya, crashed just after taking off near Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.
It killed one hundred and fifty-seven people. There were no survivors. The flight had people from over thirty countries and eight Americans.
This flight crash is extremely nerve-racking because it happened not five months after a previous plane crash with the same exact model. It begs the question, why are these brand new modeled planes that have been passed by safety inspectors crashing for no reason?
The pilot of the most recent plane, knowing something was wrong from takeoff, did put in a distress call asking if it was clear to quickly land after taking off. However, in less than ten minutes, the plane was plummeting towards the rocky harsh Earth.
Now, to figure out what caused the crash is the hardest part of the situation. Officials don’t know whether it could have been due to mechanical problems, maintenance problems, or if it was terrorism. There is a team of investigators working relentlessly to get information to the people as quickly as possible. It is likely to assume that the malfunctions with the plane were unknown prior to takeoff which is why the pilot knew something was wrong right away.
As of now, the planes that do this flight all the time are being looked at in Paris by officials who are trying to emulate the crash and figure out what could have gone wrong.
Just recently, President Trump has grounded all planes with the same model so that they can be further looked at for inspection.
Updates on the crash are forthcoming, however, it is safe to say that the flight industry needs to make sure all of their planes are regulated so that people don’t have to worry when boarding a plane. These unfortunate events, while mysterious, show how our society can improve and make sure that the people of America feel safe.