Ethiopian Airlines CEO Claims Plane Had “Flight Control Problems”
The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam revealed to CNN that the pilots aboard the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed told air traffic control that they were having “flight control problems.’ This typically means that the pilot was unable to control the plane.
GebreMariam also revealed that the flight data recorders “will be sent overseas,” rather than being read in Ethiopia, however, he did not reveal where.
The Pilots were also aware of the dangers following the tragic Lion Air crash in October and had been given additional training. This is worrying for many other similar Boeing aircraft as it is the same reason the Lion airplane crashed minutes after take-off.
As we reported 157 people perished in the latest crash. Following the second tragedy, China and Indonesia grounded their planes. As of today, the UK also issued a statement confirming that all of it’s 737 MAX 8 aircraft operating in the UK have been grounded.
Aviation detectives are still investigating the crash.
Pilots of Ethiopian Airlines told air traffic control they were having “flight control problems,” reports @questCNN.
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