- Ethiopian airlines authority has released a preliminary report about a plane crash involving its Boeing 737 Max 8 jet
- Ethiopian transport minister, Dagmawit Moges, said the crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer
- The minister, however, recommended that the flight control system should be reviewed by Boeing
A preliminary report of investigation conducted by the Ethiopian flight authority on its Boeing 737 Max 8 jet crash has vindicated the pilot of the plane and other members of the crew aboard.
Legit.ng had report that the Ethiopian Airlines flight between Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, crashed on Sunday morning, March 10, killing 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard.
It also reported that the unfortunate crash disaster had generated ripple of controversy as top countries including, UK, Mexico, China grounded their max 737 over safety-related concern.
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With questions growing over the cause of the ill-fated crash, the preliminary report cleared the crew members of wrong doing and recommended that the flight control system should be reviewed by Boeing, NBC news reports.
Ethiopian transport minister, Dagmawit Moges, while giving update report on the terrible incidents at a news conference on Thursday, April 4, said: "The crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft."
Moges also added that "repetitive uncommanded aircraft nose down conditions" had been identified, calling on Boeing to make a review of the jet engine.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that one Nigerian and at least 32 Kenyans were among the victims of the ill-fated Sunday, March 10, Boeing 737-800 MAX plane crash belonging to Ethiopian Airline.
A spokesperson of the airline, Asrat Begashaw, said the gory accident killed one Nigerian, 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, six Egyptians, nine Ethiopians, seven French, eight Americans and seven Britons among other nationalities.
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