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AK Airlines not yet flying Boeing jet involved in crash

 

March 14, 2019



ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska Airlines is not flying the type of Boeing jets involved in a deadly Ethiopian Airways crash but has orders pending for the aircraft.

The Anchorage Daily News reports that the company says its fleet does not currently include the Boeing 737 Max 8 jets involved in a crash Sunday that killed all 157 people on board.

A Max 8 aircraft also crashed in Indonesia in October, killing 189 people.

Alaska Airlines says it placed a $5 billion order for 20 Max 8 and 17 Max 9 models in 2012 with plans to begin using them this summer, but it is “too early to speculate on...



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