The Ethiopian aircraft, which crashed only six minutes after departures from Addis Ababa, followed a flight pattern similar to the flight of an air lion that descended in the Indonesian Sea of Java and killed 189 passengers and crews in October. The pilots of both planes had problems with returning control of the aircraft after an automated flight control system called the MCAS pushed the nose of jets down to stop them from stopping.
manufacturer, but could not manage the plane ", – reported to journalists at a press conference earlier Minister of Transport Ethiopia Dagmavit Mog.
The investigators found that pilots on the Ethiopian flight turned off the confrontation system and tried again to restore control of the plane, to question Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration's statement that the crash could have been avoided, the pilots just followed the established security procedures.
Moges did not specifically accuse MCAS software. However, she said that it should be considered before airplanes that were earthed since mid-March could fly again. The aircraft control system should be considered by the manufacturer, ̵
Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration have previously tried to bring pilots accountable.
Muilenberg said pilots say that the erroneous activation of the MCAS function, as it happened in the Ethiopian accident, "can add to the already high environmental load."
"It is our responsibility to eliminate this risk." Muilenburg also said: "We are deeply saddened and sorry for the pain that these accidents have caused throughout the world."
The company adopts a "comprehensive" and "disciplined" approach to obtain an update Boeing expects its certification and implementation in the coming weeks.Miilenburg said that Boeing remains confident in the fundamental safety of 737 Max, which was fixed since mid-March.
"When MAX returns to the sky with programmatic changes to function MCAS, it will be about the day of the safest planes
Muilenburg sent a video here:
The Boeing stock closed about 3% on Thursday.
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