The preliminary report into the crash of Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX 8 flight number ET 302 indicated that the pilots followed the proper procedures required by Boeing and the Federal Aviation Authority of the United States to control the doomed plane. The pilots, as well as, the plane had the proper certification, it was announced.
The take off was normal but the plane repeatedly nosedived which the pilots tried to control and lost control of, indicated the investigators. The investigators also recommended for a proper consideration of the flight control system before it flies.
As indicated during a press conference that the investigation team gave today, the data retrieved from the black box indicated no attack on the plane from foreign objects and further investigations will be carried out to identify issues related to the design of the plane. The final report is said to be completed within a year.
In a statement Ethiopian Airlines, the owner of the airplane that crashed killing all the 157 people on board en route Nairobi, Kenya, issued following the preliminary report said that, “the preliminary report clearly showed that the Ethiopian Airlines Pilots who were commanding Flight ET 302/10 March have followed the Boeing recommended and FAA approved emergency procedures to handle the most difficult emergency situation created on the airplane. Despite their hard work and full compliance with the emergency procedures, it was very unfortunate that they could not recover the airplane from the persistence of nose diving. As the investigation continues with more detailed analysis, as usual we will continue with our full cooperation with the investigation team.”