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the US Federal Aviation Administration in an announcement to all international carriers on Monday said the Boeing seven thirty seven MAX eight is still air worthy and does not need to be grounded after two fatal crashes of the new aircraft model since October transportation secretary Elaine Chao said Sunday's deadly crash in Ethiopia is still being investigated and emphasized that the US will take immediate action if regulators ultimately identify a safety issue Reuters correspondent David shepherd St it's extremely unusual for a brand new playing disappointed Spencer's for less than two years to have to catastrophic failures in such a short period but if somebody want one official told me today there are hundreds of reasons why an airplane might %HESITATION crash %HESITATION soon after take off so you know the fact that they both have suffered serious problems soon after departure is by no means the evidence that %HESITATION that there's a common thread yet questions remain after the line air crash in October about whether there is a broader more systemic hardware or software problem with the aircraft that has not been identified regulators say it's just too early to make any judgments this is saying for now Hey get okay we're we're working very hard let's not jump to any hasty conclusions just one other thing that's raise some questions is that the pilot of the Ethiopian airlines plane had was very experienced had eight thousand hours %HESITATION behind a flight time in total the first officer only a two hundred hours which is a relatively small amount of service for the first officer of the law of a larger plane like this so one of the things are going to learn is who was at the controls when this %HESITATION when the plane went down the flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder have both been recovered and will be analyzed to see what data if any can be extracted