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A Boeing Co. 737 Max 7 jetliner flies A Boeing Co. 737 Max 7 jetliner flies during the flying display on the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) 2018 in Farnborough, U.K., on Monday, July 16, 2018. (Photo: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg)

The Sunday crash of a Boeing Co. 737 Max operated by Ethiopian Airlines rattled confidence in the U.S. manufacturer’s best-selling jet with the second deadly accident for the model in five months.

Flight ET302 plunged to the ground minutes after leaving Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi, Kenya, killing all 157 people on board. The pilot reported problems shortly after takeoff and was cleared to return to the airport, said the airline’s chief executive officer, Tewolde GebreMariam. The 737 Max 8 hadn’t had any apparent mechanical issues on an earlier flight from Johannesburg, he said.

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