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Lisa Kennedy On Oct. 29, 2018, Indonesian carrier Lion Air’s Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff. Nineteen weeks later, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, headed to Kenya, also crashed, leaving a deep gouge in a field near the Addis Abba Bole Airport.

All told, 346 passengers and crew were killed. Both planes were new Boeing 737-Maxes. “Downfall: The Case Against Boeing” — which premiered at the virtual Sundance Film Festival — is the riveting, often rending tale of those crashes and the jet that links them.With the eloquent testimony of family members; aviation industry experts; former Boeing engineers and quality control employees, plus a squadron of commercial airline pilots — including, arguably the nation’s most trusted, Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger — director Rory Kennedy not only builds a case against Boeing but offers an object lesson in the tragic consequences of corporate greed and hubris.

When Boeing unveiled the retooled 737 Max, it promised airlines that the tweaks would not be dramatic enough to require expensive pilot simulation training. The airlines bit and bought an unprecedented number of jets. Both the airlines and the Federal Aviation Administration trusted Boeing.

“Downfall” methodically shows why that confidence was misplaced.The documentary begins with an intentionally lulling prologue. Images of gleaming airports and the diverse and vast number of people who make their way through them on any given day are set to assuaging music. The montage serves as a reminder that airline passengers board flights and head toward family, work, vacations and back with a sense of security in the flying machine that convey them.

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Lisa Kennedy On Oct. 29, 2018, Indonesian carrier Lion Air’s Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea shortly after takeoff. Nineteen weeks later, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, headed to Kenya, also crashed, leaving a deep gouge in a field near the Addis Abba Bole Airport.
Keep up to date with all the latest news stories. by signing up for one of Daily Star's free newsletters here."We are not in a position to make any further comment until the authorities and the airline have completed their investigation," they said.In November last year a man was found apparently alive and well after being a stowaway in the landing gear of a plane traveling from Guatemala to Miami.He allegedly risked his life clinging to the wheel of an American Airlines plane for two hours and 30 minutes from Guatemala City to Miami International Airport in Florida on November 27.In a clip, said to be recorded by an anonymous airport worker, the man looks exhausted and is helped to the floor and given water by staff.

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Saudi Arabia at the weekend when a Pakistan International Airlines flight from Riyadh to Islamabad was forced to land in Dammam because of the weather.But the pilot then refused to take off again, telling his passengers that he had finished his shift, reports The Express Tribune.In protest, the passengers refused to get off Sunday’s flight PK-9754, and that prompted security teams at the airport to intervene.A spokesperson for PIA said it was necessary for pilots to follow the rules regarding shift patterns for safety reasons, and alternative arrangements were made for the passengers as a result.They eventually arrived in Islamabad later that night.It’s not just bad weather that has left travellers frustrated recently.Last month, British Airways passengers hoping to fly to Barbados were left stuck on their plane at Heathrow for more than five hours after the pilot tested positive for Covid-19 while he was in the cockpit.To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up to one of our newsletters here.England hockey star Darcy Bourne, 20, was among the frustrated passengers, and she gave updates of their ordeal via TikTok.In the first of her three videos, she said: "Pilot just got a text saying he tested positive so we're all stuck on the plane."In the video, the pilot can be heard saying: "What we're currently doing is looking for another pilot to take my place and that process is ongoing, but it's not going to happen quickly and at the moment we have got people in the process of trying to find someone."In the second video, taken in the airport's departure lounge, Darcy said: "Update: they kicked us all off five hours later and gave us all £4 food vouchers."But the frustrated passengers were later