Ethiopia
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Ethiopian coup leader killed in gunfight

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/25/19, 11:13 am

The Ethiopian army general accused of staging a failed coup attempt in the northern region of the country over the weekend died Monday in a shootout with security forces, according to government officials. Brig. Gen. Asamnew Tsige was shot dead on the outskirts of Bahir Dar, capital of the northern Amhara region, said Nigussu Tilahun, a spokesman with the prime minister’s office. Authorities also detained four senior officials in Amhara and about 178 other people for participating in the uprising.

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Associated Press/Photo by Mulugeta Ayene

Pilots in Ethiopian Airlines crash followed procedure

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/03/19, 12:12 pm

Pilots of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 that crashed in March followed Boeing’s recommended emergency procedures but could not get control of the plane, The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The crew turned off the flight control system that pushed the plane’s nose down after takeoff but could not get it to correct course, people familiar with the investigation’s preliminary findings told the Journal.

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Investigators: Pilots battled bad sensors on Boeing jets

by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/21/19, 12:43 pm

The Indonesian transportation safety agency on Thursday released more details from the October 2018 Lion Air plane crash, revealing disturbing similarities between it and the Ethiopian Airlines crash earlier this month. The day before Lion Air Flight 610 crashed into the Java Sea off Indonesia on Oct. 29, an off-duty pilot averted a nosedive during a flight from Bali to Jakarta.

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