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the European Union Tuesday joined a growing number of nations that have suspended flights of Boeing seven thirty seven MAX jets worried about the plane's safety after a deadly Ethiopian airlines crash over the weekend Sunday's crash is the second fatal accident involving the newly launched seven thirty seven MAX eight aircraft in five months but for now the US Federal Aviation Administration and US airlines or standing by Boeing and keeping the plane in the air says Reuters correspondent Eric Johnson US carriers so far as saying while we're waiting for more data , Salim monitoring the situation %HESITATION at this point there's no data that's been released that links the two incidents the line here in the Ethiopian airlines disaster people are carefully watching it Boeing pointed out in his statement this morning it respects the decision of various nations to ground their fleets and we'll work with them provide technical consulting or any other information they need as the investigation plays out black box recorders were found at the crash site on Monday but are yet to yield a because we said on Tuesday it has quote full confidence in the safety of it seven thirty seven MAX fleet but others not so confident president trump said in a tweet before he spoke with Boeing CEO Dennis Mullen Berg that he was worried airline technology had become too complex to eating pilots so no longer needed but rather computer scientists from MIT I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle called for the plane to be grounded including Ted Cruz the Republican head of the Senate panel that oversees aviation and democratic presidential candidate senator Elizabeth Warren southwest American and United Airlines all say they will keep flying the plane but US passengers and flight attendants are nervous flight attendant unions at the carriers have urged them to consider parking the plane until more is known US transportation secretary Elaine Chao tried to calm nerves it's an issue , that affects safety is identified the department and the F. A. A. will not hesitate to take immediate and appropriate action the disaster has white twenty seven billion dollars from Boeing's market value in the stocks biggest two day fall in a decade , for the families grieving the one hundred and fifty seven people lost in the crash maybe some time before they get answers Ethiopian airlines said it would take at least five days to start handing the remains of those killed back to their families but it could be weeks or months before all victims are identified