The Boeing 737 Max 8 plane
By Guardian Exclusive
17 March 2019 | 5:49 am
The recent crash of an Ethiopian Airline aeroplane has brought so much attention to the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft. Here are some key facts about the American-made narrow-body aircraft:
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