Sinéad Baker, provided by Published 5:01 am CDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Jemal Countess/Getty Images Boeing's CEO outlined a different story to investigators when he spoke about the fatal Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max crash to shareholders on Monday. Dennis Muilenburg said that pilots did not "completely" follow emergency procedures, though investigators said in their preliminary report that the crew "repeatedly" followed Boeing's procedures and still couldn't control the plane. The preliminary report did not say if it was possible that the pilots took any additional steps that could have prevented them from bringing the plane under control. While Boeing defended the design of the 737 Max and said there was not a "technical slip or gap," it did pledge to make the aircraft safer. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Boeing's CEO stated Monday that the pilots in the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash involving a 737 Max aircraft did not "completely" follow … [Read more...] about Boeing’s CEO said pilots did not ‘completely’ follow emergency procedures during Ethiopia Airlines 737 Max disaster, laying out a different story to investigators
The pilots of a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet followed all of Boeing’s recommended procedures when the plane started to nose dive but still couldn’t save it, according to a preliminary report released Thursday by the Ethiopian government. The plane crashed just six minutes after takeoff, killing all 157 people on board.The report, based on flight data and cockpit voice recorders on the Boeing 737 Max 8, was not released in full. Boeing declined to comment pending its review of the report.The Max 8 has been under scrutiny since a Lion Air flight crashed off the coast of Indonesia under similar circumstances in October. Thursday’s revelations raise questions about repeated assertions by Boeing and U.S. regulators that pilots could regain control in some emergencies by following steps that include turning off an anti-stall system designed specifically for the Max, known by its acronym, MCAS.Investigators are looking into the role of MCAS, which under some circumstances … [Read more...] about Ethiopia Airlines flight crew followed Boeing procedures but could not correct nose dive, report says
Ethiopia Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said the black box from the Ethiopian Airlines crash thatkilled 157 people last week is in good condition. Moges told reporters on Sunday evening that data so far shows there is a "clear similarity" between that crash and an earlier one in Indonesia that involved the same type of plane. Officials said victims hailed from 35 different countries were killed when the Nairobi-bound plane crashed shortly after takeoff. The United States and other countries grounded Boeing 737 Max 8 planes after they were involved in both the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crash and an earlier Lion Air crash in Indonesia. The U.S.-based Boeing faces the challenge of proving the jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty sensors and software contributed to the two crashes in less than six months. News Thousands mourned the Ethiopian plane crash victims on Sunday, accompanying 17 empty caskets draped in the national flag through the streets of the capital as some … [Read more...] about Ethiopia Airlines crash had ‘clear similarity’ with Lion Air crash, official says
Could a timely software upgrade have prevented the death of 157 people aboard the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 plane that crashed on Sunday minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi? Indications are that Boeing has been working on the software changes in collaboration with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) taking into account results of an investigation into the crash of an Indonesian Lion Air MAX 8 plane killing all 189 people aboard on October 29 last year.FAA said in a note on Monday that the software changes will be available to airlines from next month, according to media reports. The Ethiopian plane crashed six minutes after takeoff from Addis Ababa in circumstances similar to that of a Lion Air aircraft that met with the accident 13 minutes into the flight after being airborne over Jakarta.Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), the Indian aviation regulator, has ordered additional safety checks for MAX family aircraft that two private … [Read more...] about Could a software upgrade have prevented Ethiopia Airlines crash and saved 157 lives?
Boeing 737 Max 8 planes have been banned from UK airspace following an Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday. Ethiopian Airlines said 157 passengers and crew members were killed when one of its jets crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa on Sunday morning. The 737 MAX 8 is also the same type of plane that plunged into the Java Sea in Indonesia last October in similar circumstances, raising questions over the airworthiness of the relatively new jet that has only been in service since 2017. The Ethiopian Airlines plane took off at 8:38am (0638 GMT) from Bole International Airport and lost contact six minutes later near Bishoftu, a town 37 miles southeast of Addis Ababa. The plane came down near the village of Tulu Fara. At least nine Britons and one Irish citizen were among the dead, as were scientists, doctors, aid workers and three members of a Slovakian MP's family. A spokesperson for the UK Civil Aviation Authority said today: "Our thoughts go out to everyone … [Read more...] about Ethiopia Airlines crash: Boeing Max 8 planes banned from UK airspace