Two recent Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane crashes have United States airplane passengers, airline employees, and some members of Congress on edge, especially because the United States continued to fly those planes for several days after the second accident. Other airlines and countries grounded Max 8 planes right after the accident. Finally, in an emergency declaration, the United States followed suit and grounded those planes as well. Long Beach wrongful death attorneys are hoping that investigation findings are forthcoming so that families of the almost 350 people who died in the two accidents will finally have some answers.
Two commercial plane crashes in less than six months are certainly worrisome and even more worrisome is that the planes were the same Boeing 737 Max 8 model and details of the crash patterns were similar, leading many to believe that there may be a defect in that particular model of plane.
Immediately following the accident, some countries and airlines grounded the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes until an accident cause was discovered. Some countries closed their airspace to incoming Max 8 models as well. Southwest Airlines and American Airlines both have Max 8 planes but did not immediately ground those planes.
Some members of Congress called for a temporary grounding of the jets and President Trump expressed his concerns over Twitter. The Association of Professional Flight Attendants, which represents over 26,000 American Airlines flight attendants asked Americans to strongly consider grounding these flights until an investigation has been conducted. On March 13, President Trump’s administration ordered Boeing 737 Max jets grounded until further information is gathered.
There is clearly cause for concern when it comes to the Boeing 737 Max 8 now that two flights have crashed within six months of each other and experienced similar reported incidents prior to the accidents. Long Beach wrongful death attorneys understand the grief and frustration that the crash victims’ families are going through, especially because they do not yet have the information they deserve about how and why these accidents happened.