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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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Ethiopia receives tracking data from deadly crash

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/18/19, 11:28 am

Data from the black box of a deadly plane crash a week ago showed “clear similarities” with an earlier Boeing 737 crash in Indonesia, the Ethiopian transport minister said Sunday. French investigators who analyzed the in-flight data recorder confirmed they successfully downloaded the data and sent it back to the Ethiopian investigation team. The Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed on March 10 shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 people from 35 countries on board.

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