The recent Boeing crash came hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack targeting two bases in Iraq housing U.S. forces in retaliation for the killing of Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
UKIA Boeing 737-800. (Source: Getty Images)
The Boeing 737 is a popular and widely used single-aisle, twin-engine jetliner used by airlines across the globe for short to medium-range flights. Introduced in the late 1990s, the Boeing 737-800 is the predecessor to the Boeing 737 MAX, which has been grounded for nearly 10 months following two deadly crashes.
These two deadly crashes have resulted in more than 300 deaths over a span of just 4 months. First, Indonesia’s Lion Air Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed in late 2018 resulting in 189 deaths and then an Ethiopian Airlines Max 8 crashed resulting in 157 causalities.