Every commercial aviation accident leaves behind a trail of unanswered questions. What exactly went wrong? How can pilots, airlines, manufacturers and regulators make sure it does not happen again? Now add yet another to the list of enigmas: What is the cost? In the most important measure—the 346 lives lost in recent Boeing MAX crashes—the cost is all too well-known. Further, what is evident from the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 (ET302) and Lion Air Flight 610 ...

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