Jet that crashed in Ethiopia grounded in much of the world

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  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    March 13, 2019 10:14 a.m.

    Interesting that many of the comments are by folks who blindly supported Smollett's accusations against white people and Trump supporters. Just sayin' . . Let us wait for a bit of evidence first before we go off half-cocked.

  • at long last. . . Kirksville , MO
    March 13, 2019 8:02 a.m.

    How about we wait for some evidence before taking any drastic action?

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    March 12, 2019 11:57 p.m.

    Thanks to trump we still don't have an FAA administrator at this critical time.

  • NeifyT Salt Lake City, UT
    March 12, 2019 4:20 p.m.

    Sounds like while the cause is still unknown, there is a clear case of failure of a particular aircraft. Grounding them is certainly the best thing. I suspect USU is right profits are driving the decision to keep the craft flying.

    That said, did I read the article right that Trump wouldn't want Einstein for a pilot? I would take Einstein over Trump any day. And did he also say that modern aircraft hinder pilots from making "split second decisions?" I wouldn't want a pilot that makes split second decisions.

    Even the now most famous pilot of an emergency (Sullenberger) didn't make the decision to land the bird in a river on a split second; he weighed all the options carefully; radioed different airports; attempted to change course; and eventually decided the best thing to do was just make for the Hudson.

    Any pilot that is waiting until the last second to make a decision, is a pilot I wouldn't want; regardless of the technology on the plane.

  • The Great Helmsman Salt Lake City, UT
    March 12, 2019 2:03 p.m.

    Noted aviation expert Dear Leader says airliners are too complex to fly.

  • USU AGGIE FAN Logan, Utah
    March 12, 2019 1:20 p.m.

    There is way too much money at stake for the FAA to ground all 737 MAX 8 airplanes here in the USA.

    Safety is nice but profits are ultimately what drives this country.

  • Utah Girl Chronicles Eagle Mountain, UT
    March 12, 2019 12:03 p.m.

    It would be nice if the USA and the FAA could follow the lead of China, Brazil, UK, Germany, France, and the Netherlands in grounding these planes until they are all inspected.

    But we are no longer the world leader.