Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 was repeatedly dropped from the plane despite regular procedures, the Ethiopian Transport Minister said in the first press conference on the crash investigation on Thursday, according to reports.
The jet of the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly thereafter on March 10, starting on the way from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board.
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"The crew carried out all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer, but could not control the plane, "said Dagmawit Moges at the press conference in Addis Ababa.
Investigations have also revealed that the aircraft was in good condition and capable of flying before the convicted flight.
Based on flight data and voice recordings of the cockpit, Moges said that they can not yet determine if the Max 8 is a structural problem. [1
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work and full compliance with emergency procedures, "Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement Thursday," it was very unfortunate that they could not recover from the perseverance of nasal diving. "
The similarities between the crash and the previous crash of a Lion Air Max 8 aircraft resulted in the US being involved in the investigation of aircraft in several other countries.
An international team of 18 agencies helps with the investigation. According to Reuters, American participants are the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration.
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Moges expects the investigation to be completed within a year.