CNN  — 

When the Federal Aviation Administration announced it was grounding all Boeing 737 Max planes, the agency said it had identified similarities between last month’s Ethiopian Airlines crash and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia six months earlier.

The Ethiopian Minister of Transport reiterated that point on March 17, saying preliminary data recovered from the black boxes of the crash in Ethiopia showed similarities to the Air Lion crash.

Neither agency provided many specifics.

So how were the two crashes similar?

This is what happened with each flight

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed the morning of March 10 after taking off from Addis Ababa on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, killing all 157 people on board. The plane was carrying passengers from around the world, many of whom worked for the United Nations.

Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea in Indonesia on October 29 after taking off from Jakarta. All 189 people on board died. The plane was scheduled to make a one-hour journey to Pangkal Pinang on the island of Bangka.

Both were Boeing 737 Max 8 planes