Answers to the pressing questions behind the FAA and the Boeing crash

(CNN)After the crash Sunday of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft in Ethiopia, questions have risen around Boeing, the Federal Aviation Administration, and why this crash occurred just months after a similar crash involving the same type of airplane. “We’re a data-driven organization,” FAA’s acting administrator Daniel Elwell told NBC News Thursday when asked why the US was among the last to make the decision to ground the Boeing 737 MAX planes. “You have to establish at least more than a gut feeling that two crashes are related before you ground an entire fleet.” According to Elwell, the tracking data for the Ethiopian flight was not available to be analyzed by the FAA until Wednesday. That data, along with information …