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.
- 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