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The Boeing 737 Max 8 is a very popular plane and not just with budget carriers.
Details are still emerging about what caused the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed 149 passengers and eight crew members, but one thing is known: The plane was a Boeing 737 Max 8. That’s the same model as the Lion Air jet that crashed last year due to mechanical problems, killing 189 people. According to the New York Times, officials are now investigating whether the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 could have been sent into a nose dive due to changes to the flight’s automatic controls.