Flight Attendant Statement on Ethiopian Airlines 302 and the 737 MAX

Washington, DC (March 10, 2019) — The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) President Sara Nelson issued the following statement on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash and the 737 MAX:

“Crew and passengers are expressing concern about the 737 MAX 8 following a second crash, with similar characteristics to the Lion Air Flight 610 crash. It is vitally important that U.S. airlines work with Boeing, the FAA, and the NTSB to address concerns and take steps to ensure confidence for the traveling public and working crews. While it is important that we not draw conclusions without all of the facts, in the wake of a second accident, regulators, manufacturers, and airlines must take steps to address concerns immediately. AFA is formally requesting the FAA conduct an investigation into the 737 MAX.”

"Our hearts go out to the family and loved ones of crew and passengers on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya. Passengers and crew represented 35 nationalities. AFA-CWA is offering our support to our sisters and brothers at Ethiopian Airlines."

Any Flight Attendants, family or affected aviation community may call AFA EAP at 800-424-2406.

Updated on March 11, 2019 with PDF to FAA


The Association of Flight Attendants is the Flight Attendant union. Focused 100 percent on Flight Attendant issues, AFA has been the leader in advancing the Flight Attendant profession for 73 years. Serving as the voice for Flight Attendants in the workplace, in the aviation industry, in the media and on Capitol Hill, AFA has transformed the Flight Attendant profession by raising wages, benefits and working conditions. Nearly 50,000 Flight Attendants come together to form AFA, part of the 700,000-member strong Communications Workers of America (CWA), AFL-CIO. Visit us at www.afacwa.org.

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