A team of French air crash investigators say they have found “clear similarities” between last week’s Ethiopian Airlines crash and last October’s Lion Air disaster. Both 737 MAX aircraft plunged nose-first to their doom. "During the verification process of the FDR (flight data recorder) data, clear similarities were noted by the investigation team between Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610, which will be the subject of further study during the investigation," the BEA said in a statement. Also on rt.com FAA allowed Boeing to carry out its own flawed safety analysis of the 737 MAX - report Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 nosedived into a field shortly after takeoff last Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. Lion Air Flight 610 plunged into the sea last October, killing all 189 passengers and crew. In both cases, the 737 MAX’s MCAS system is suspected to be responsible. The system automatically makes adjustments to the tail angle … [Read more...] about French air crash investigators say ‘clear similarities’ between Boeing 737 MAX crashes
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Ethiopia said on Sunday the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed 157 people had “clear similarities” with October’s Lion Air crash, according to initial analysis of the black boxes recovered from the wreckage of the March 10 disaster, Trend reports citing Reuters. Both planes were Boeing 737 MAX 8s, and both crashed minutes after take-off after pilots reported flight control problems. Concern over the plane’s safety caused aviation authorities worldwide to ground the model, wiping billions of dollars off Boeing’s market value. Investigators are trying to determine why the aircraft plunged into a field shortly after take off from Addis Ababa, searching for possible similarities to an October Lion Air crash that killed 189 people. “It was the same case with the Indonesian (Lion Air) one. There were clear similarities between the two crashes so far,” Ethiopian transport ministry spokesman Muse Yiheyis said. “The data was … [Read more...] about Ethiopian Airlines black boxes show similarities to Lion Air crash: ministry
Black box data so far shows there is a "clear similarity" between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and an earlier one in Indonesia that also involved Boeing 737 Max 8, Ethiopia's transport minister said Sunday. According to Dagmawit Moges, the black box from the plane crash was in good condition and almost all data was extracted. "Clear similarities were noted between Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610, which would be the subject of further study during the investigation," Moges told journalists, adding a preliminary report into last Sunday's Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people will be released in "30 days." Officials sais 157 people from 35 different countries were killed when the Nairobi-bound plane crashed shortly after takeoff. The crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and an earlier Lion Air crash have prompted the dozens of countries around the globe to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 planes. The U.S.-based Boeing faces the challenge of proving the … [Read more...] about Black box data shows ‘clear similarities’ between Ethiopia, Lion Air crashes, minister says
Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam has told Chinese state news agency Xinhua that there was "a clear similarity between our crash and the Lion Air crash." © Sputnik / Maksim BlinovBoeing 737-800 Makes Emergency Landing in Russia, Engine Trouble PossibleSpeaking to the news agency about the ongoing investigation into the loss of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8, which went down Sunday with all 157 people onboard killed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia's capital, Gebremariam indicated that studying the plane's recovered black boxes "will take some days." "There is the voice part on one hand and there is also data part on the other hand," the official said. Gebremariam confirmed that investigators were working with French investigators in studying the black boxes, adding that representatives from the US National Transportation Safety Board were cooperating with their Ethiopian … [Read more...] about Ethiopian Airlines CEO: ‘Clear Similarity Between Our Crash and Lion Air Crash’
INVESTIGATORS in France have started looking into the two black boxes of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 727 MAX 8 plane that crashed in Addis Ababa on Sunday. France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA) received the data recorders yesterday, and will begin its investigation today. The Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed soon after takeoff from Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing 157 people. It was the second crash involving a 737 MAX since October, when a Lion Air flight plunged into the sea off Indonesia with 189 people on board. Investigators will be looking for any links between the two air disasters. Here's what will be involved in the investigation: Who is investigating the Ethiopian Airlines crash? France's Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety has the black boxes and will be examining evidence from the devices. It is one of a handful of air crash investigation agencies with the equipment to read data from the black boxes. However, the … [Read more...] about After the Boeing 737 Max 8 Ethiopian Airlines crash, how does an air crash investigator decide what happened in a plane accident?