APR 15, 2019 9:35 AM PDT

What caused the Boeing crashes?

Ethiopian Airlines, flight 302. March 10, 2019. 157 people dead.

Lion Air, flight 610. October 29, 2018. 189 people dead.

What did both of these crashes have in common? Both were operating Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. But to really understand the reason behind these tragedies, we have to go back – back to a rivalry between two companies: Boeing and Airbus. In this video, Vox talks you step by step how competition between companies led to the death of innocent travelers. From a rushed certification to a faulty software system to a lack of training for pilots and deception to the public, this is the real reason behind the Boeing crashes.

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