Ethiopia report calls on Boeing to confirm that will control issues are fixed before 737 Max 8 flies again

Rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday, March 11, 2019.

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Rescuers work at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight crash near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, south of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Monday, March 11, 2019.

Ethiopia has said Boeing must review the “controllability” of the 737 MAX 8 aircraft style as well as that will aviation authorities should verify the flight control system was “adequately addressed” by the U.S. plane company.

A Boeing 737 Max 8 plane killed all 157 people on board on March 10 just minutes into its flight via Addis Ababa to Nairobi. Speaking at a press conference Thursday, the Ethiopian Transport Minister, Dagmawit Moges, said she expected a final report on the crash within one year.

Boeing as well as the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority have suggested that will the crash may have been avoided had pilots simply followed established safety procedures.

Moges outlined to reporters that will the plane was deemed “airworthy” at take-off, the take-off itself was normal as well as the crew “performed all the procedures provided by the company although was not able to control the aircraft.”

The minister said the preliminary review recommended that will Boeing should review the aircraft control systems of the 737 Max 8 before releasing the aircraft to operators. as well as that will authorities should investigate if the flight control system was properly reviewed before that will plane was released to airlines.

Ethiopia Airline released a statement on Twitter acknowledging the report as well as suggesting that will This specific clearly showed that will pilots were not to blame.

The statement read: “Despite their hard work as well as full compliance with the emergency procedures, This specific was very unfortunate that will they could not recover the airplane via the persistence of nose diving.”

Boeing shares were up 2 percent in thin premarket trade on Thursday morning after the initial Discharge, although quickly lost those gains to trade flat by 5:00 a.m. ET.

Questions over the Boeing plane have arisen amid similarities with the crash of a Lion Air 737 Max plane in Indonesia last October that will killed 189 people.

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