Trump did not refer to Boeing or recent accidents, but his comments echoed an automation debate that partially lies at the center of an investigation into October's Lion Air crash in Indonesia.
The Greek man narrated that he was transferred to the next flight but was informed by airport authorities that he couldn't board again because of "security reasons".
Another witness told the Associated Press that smoke came from the rear of the plane, and that it rotated twice in the air before hitting the ground and exploding.
Speaking to Xinhua, Getu said it was his first time witnessing a plane crash and he was initially unsure about what to do first, but later overcame his shock to help emergency response teams retrieve debris from the destroyed plane.
Egypt, Kazakhstan and Vietnam have also joined the European Union, China, Australia and India in suspending all Boeing 737 Max 8s from their airspace.
Passengers who wish to check if their airlines use MAX 8 planes can check a full list on Boeing's website.
On Tuesday, the European Union's aviation safety regulator suspended all flights in the bloc by the 737 MAX and a US senator who chairs a panel overseeing aviation suggested the United States take similar action.
B'Chadrei Charedim reported that Yisroel Moseson and Shraga Yisrael were planning to fly to Addis Ababa on Saturday night, continuing on to Nairobi on Ethiopian Airline's Flight 302 on Sunday morning. The farmer whose land the plane crashed on, Malka Galato, reported seeing small, paper-like objects coming from the plane and odd noises coming from the aircraft before it turned sharply and descended. "I express my condolences to those who lost loved ones in the crash".
In a statement issued by on Tuesday, the company noted that the identification of others might take even longer. All 189 passengers and crew were killed. He had an "excellent flying record", GebreMariam added. The contents of the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder will provide critical details about what happened, experts say.
A Boeing spokesman said once updated software is installed, the system will rely on data from more than one sensor to trigger a nose-down command. The cause of that crash hasn't been determined but it shares similarities with the crash in Ethiopia.
The Ethiopian Airlines plane's digital flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder were recovered on Monday; GebreMariam said they will be sent overseas for analysis, likely to either the US or a country in Europe.
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