Updated: March 2, 2021
Human error was not to blame for theplane crash that killed all 157 people on board last month, a preliminary report said on Thursday.
Ethiopian Minister of Transport, Dagmawit Moges, told journalists on Thursday that the crew did follow all laid down procedures but could not control the nosediving aircraft.
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Speaking in a news conference, the Minister: “The crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft.”
The plane continued to nosedive as the pilots battled to control the aircraft.
The Boeing Max 737 crashed six minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa bring it to two the number of Boeing 737 jets that have been involved in fatal accident in just five months.
The Ethiopian investigators urged Boeing to review its flight control technology and said pilots of state carrier Ethiopian Airlines had carried out proper procedures in the first public findings on the crash of a 737 MAX jet that killed 157 people.