ET302 Crash Ethiopian authorities have released their initial findings into the plane crash which killed 157 The transport minister said the crew of the Boeing 737 Max 8 followed all correct procedures, but could not control the plane.

During a press conference from a hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Transport Ministry released investigation preliminary report about Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737MAX crash.

KEY Points:

  • The plane had a valid certificate to fly
  • Pilots found to be capable
  •  Pilots followed manufacturer’s procedures and tried to control the plane but couldn’t

“Repetitive, un-commanded aircraft nose down conditions are noticed in the preliminary investigations” said Dagmawit Moges, Ethiopia’s Minister for Transport.

The review has recommended that the Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft’s flight control system be reviewed before it is allowed to return to service.

Ethiopian Airlines statement following release of preliminary report

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