Pilot reported control problems before crash - Ethiopian Airline CEO

Pilot reported control problems before crash - Ethiopian Airline CEO

- Days after Boeing 737-800 MAX plane belonging to Ethiopian Airline crashed on Sunday, March 10, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde GebreMariam, says pilot reported flight control problems

- GebreMariam says the pilot asked to return back to base and was given clearance to return, adding that the airplane disappeared from radar thereafter

- All 157 people aboard the Boeing (BA) 737 MAX 8 died when it crashed soon after takeoff from Addis Ababa

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The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, CEO Tewolde GebreMariam, has said pilot reported flight control problems before the deadly crash of Sunday, March 10, which killed 157 people on board the airplane.

GebreMariam told CNN: "GebreMariam said according to the air traffic control, controller recorded voice exchange, the pilot reported flight control problems.

"So he was having difficulties with the flight control of the airplane, so he asked to return back to base.”

According to GebreMariam, the pilot asked to return back to base and was given clearance to return. He said that the airplane disappeared from radar thereafter.

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Briefly.co.za gathers that all 157 people aboard the Boeing (BA) 737 MAX 8 died when it crashed soon after takeoff from Addis Ababa.

Recall that in October 2018, a flight from Indonesia, a 737 MAX 8, went down off the coast of the country in October, 2018, killing all 189 people on board.

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According to GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its fleet of MAX 8s, along with several other countries, including China, Australia and the United Kingdom.

GebreMariam said: “We don’t yet know the exact cause of the accident, and speculation is not helpful in either way. but I think there are questions without answers on the airplane.”

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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