The Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX pilots crashed on March 10, killing 157 people near Addis Ababa and “carried out all the procedures established by the manufacturer,” the transport minister said on Thursday, Dagmawit Moges.
“The initial findings of the investigation into the crash showed that the crew had carried out all the procedures established by the manufacturer, but he was not able to control the aircraft,” said the minister quoting a report of preliminary on this crash.
The minister added that the crew had received the license and qualifications to complete the flight. Based on the findings of the investigation, she said, the preliminary report “recommends the manufacturer to review the flight control system of the aircraft”.
He also recommends that the aviation authorities verify that the manufacturer had properly taken over the examination of the aircraft control system, the minister quoted by Ethiopian state media as saying.
In mid-March, the Ethiopian Minister of Transport said that the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crash had “clear similarities” with that of the same aircraft of the Indonesian company “Lion Air”.
Preliminary black box data from “Ethiopian Airlines” flight 302 “show clear similarities” with flight 610 of Indonesian airline “Lion Air,” the Ethiopian minister said.
The Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX crash on the Addis Ababa-Nairobi route killed 157 people.
The plane, which was received just four months ago, was on a scheduled flight to Nairobi and crashed 06 minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa airport near Bishoftu, 60 km from the capital.
Since that crash, all airlines have grounded the Boeing 737 MAX.