Ethiopia delays report on Boeing 737 MAX plane crash

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Ethiopia has delayed a preliminary report on the Boeing 737 MAX plane crash that killed at least 157 people from 30 countries on March 10.

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Ethiopia’s foreign ministry spokesman had announced that the preliminary crash report would be released by the ministry of transport on Monday. 

But Reuters news agency quoted a source in the transport ministry as saying “not today, maybe this week,” when asked about the release of the report.

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No explanation was given.

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The Ethiopian plane crash only six minutes after take off in Addis Ababa came nearly six months after the Lion Air crash in October, also involving a 737 MAX, killed 189 people.

“The stakes are high, with Boeing trying to hold on to nearly 5,000 MAX 737 orders; air safety regulators facing questions over their scrutiny of the aircraft; and airlines and victims’ families looking for answers – and potentially compensation,” Reuters said, adding that liability claims related to the Ethiopian crash and 737 MAX grounding could be the largest aviation reinsurance claim outside of war on record, according to broker Willis Re.

Reuters quoted three people briefed on the matter as saying on Friday that “an anti-stall system at the centre of a probe into the Lion Air 737 MAX crash was also at play in the Ethiopian accident”.

“Data pulled from the Ethiopian Airlines flight recorder suggests the so-called MCAS system, which pushes the nose of the jet downwards, had been activated before the plane plunged to the ground, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of the interim official report,” the news agency reported, adding that the information was the second related piece of evidence to emerge from the black boxes of the Ethiopian flight after an initial sample of data recovered by investigators in Paris suggested similar “angle of attack” readings to the Lion Air crash.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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