BUZZ-Boeing: Hits 42-month low on mounting coronavirus fears

** Boeing Co shares plunge 16.5% to $142.30 in early trade; lowest since October 2016 and below levels when former CEO Dennis Muilenburg took top job in July 2015

** BA down as much as 20% as the global airline industry rapidly cuts back capacity and grounds fleet in response to the coronavirus outbreak

** The ongoing coronavirus outbreak has added to BA's year-long misery of grounded 737 MAX jets that has wiped billions off its value besides sparking hundreds of lawsuits from bereaved families

** BA shares have fallen 7/848% YTD as of Friday's close (Reporting by Rachit Vats)

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