Ethiopian Airways Flight 302 repeatedly nosedived regardless of the pilots following correct procedures, Ethiopia’s minister of transport stated within the preliminary information briefing for the crash investigation Thursday, in keeping with reviews.
The Boeing 737 Max eight jet crashed March 10 simply after takeoff en route from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, killing all 157 passengers and crew aboard.
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“The crew carried out all of the procedures repeatedly supplied by the producer however was not capable of management the plane,” Dagmawit Moges stated on the information convention in Addis Ababa.
The investigation has additionally discovered the aircraft was in good situation and airworthy earlier than the doomed flight.
Based mostly on flight knowledge and cockpit voice recordings, Moges stated they can’t but decide if there’s a structural downside with the Max eight.
She stated they’re recommending that U.S.-based Boeing overview the jet’s air flight management system for controllability points.
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“Regardless of their exhausting work and full compliance with the emergency procedures,” Ethiopian Airways stated in a press release Thursday, “it was very unlucky that they might not get better the airplane from the persistence of nostril diving.”
The similarities between the crash and the earlier crash of a Lion Air Max eight aircraft led to the U.S. becoming a member of a number of different nations in grounding the planes pending additional investigation.
A world staff of 18 businesses helps with the investigation. American contributors embrace the Nationwide Transportation Security Board and the Federal Aviation Administration, in keeping with Reuters.
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Moges stated she expects the investigation to conclude inside a 12 months.