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25 Jan 2021 | 16:09

Boeing 737 Max flight approval in Europe angers crash victims' relatives

(Sharecast News) - A green light from the European Union to lift a 22-month flight ban on the Boeing 737 MAX this week has angered relatives of 346 victims of two crashes involving the jet. The relatives claim that despite the reviews by industry experts and whistleblowers, the approval is still premature, reported Reuters on Monday.

The European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) gave the 'green light' to renewed flights nearly two years after the deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia.

A fault in the airplane's software was found to be the cause of the two incidents and led to a global grounding of the model and an investigation into the processes that led to its safety approval in the first place.

The US Federal Aviation Administration was also faulted for its lax oversight of Boeing in approving the MAX.

EASA's decision followed its own independent review, possibly marking the start of a trend that could see regulators not relying on each other's safety evaluations.
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