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US NewsNew Evidence in Ethiopian 737 Crash Points to Connection to Earlier Disaster

08:50  16 march  2019
08:50  16 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Irish person among 157 killed after Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes shortly after leaving Addis Ababa Airport A statement from the airline has confirmed one Irish person was on board the aircraft which was described as a "brand new" Boeing 737 . The Department of Foreign Affairs have been contacted for comment. © Flight radar Flight radar The airline said the flight took off at 8.38am and lost contact six minutes later, crashing near the city of Bishoftu less than 40 miles to the southeast of Addis Ababa. Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed offered condolences to the families of those who had been lost.

WASHINGTON — Investigators at the crash site of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight have found new evidence that points to another connection to the earlier disaster involving the same Boeing jet. Why Investigators Fear the Two Boeing 737 s Crashed for Similar Reasons.

Ethiopian Airlines, Cayman Airways and Comair, have also grounded their 737 Max 8 aircraft. Boeing shares fell 13% in early trading on Wall Street While experts warn it is too early to say what caused the Ethiopian Airlines disaster , it comes after the same model crashed in a flight operated by Lion

New Evidence in Ethiopian 737 Crash Points to Connection to Earlier Disaster © Nick Oxford for The New York Times A pair of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft at an American Airlines maintenance hangar at Tulsa International Airport. American regulators grounded the 737 Max this week.

Investigators at the crash site of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines flight have found new evidence that points to another connection to the earlier disaster involving the same Boeing jet.

The evidence, a piece of the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet that crashed in Ethiopia last weekend killing 157 people, suggests that the plane’s stabilizers were tilted upward, according to two people with knowledge of the recovery operations. At that angle, the stabilizers would have forced down the nose of the jet, a similarity with the Lion Air crash in October.

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All Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 aircraft will remain grounded at least until May after the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday, the US Federal Some people have pointed to similarities between the incidents, with some experts citing satellite data and evidence from the crash scene as showing links

The US plane-maker suspends the 737 Max after investigators find new evidence at disaster site. All 157 passengers and crew died in Sunday's crash . Ethiopian Airlines said on Thursday that the However, the company's market value has dropped by nearly bn since the crash in Ethiopia at

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Although the crash investigations are still in the early phases, the new evidence potentially indicates that the two planes both had problems with a newly installed automated system on the 737 Max jet intended to prevent a stall.

This evidence ultimately contributed to American regulators’ decision to ground the 737 Max this week, according to the two people who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The Federal Aviation Administration said it had found physical evidence from the Ethiopian crash that, along with satellite tracking data, suggested similarities between the two crashes.

As the investigations continue, Boeing has also been racing to finish a software update for the 737 Max aircraft, which is expected by April. Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration have continued to stand by the safety of the plane. Yet Boeing’s update will modify features of the jet around the automated system that investigators have suggested might have played a role in the Lion Air crash.

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The pilot of Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 told controllers he was having control problems before the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet crashed , according to It was the second crash involving the 737 Max 8 model in less than five months, after the Lion Air disaster off Indonesia, in which 189 people died in October.

Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will be grounded for weeks if not longer until a software upgrade can be tested and installed, U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday, as officials in France prepare to begin analyzing the black boxes from a jet that crashed in Connection to indonesia crash ?

New Evidence in Ethiopian 737 Crash Points to Connection to Earlier Disaster © TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images Families of victims from Kenya and Rwanda lay flowers on March 15, 2019, as they visit the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines operated Boeing 737 MAX aircraft which killed 157 passengers and crew onboard, at Hama Quntushele village, near Bishoftu, in Oromia region. - A French investigation into the March 10 Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX crash that killed 157 passengers and crew opened on March 15 as US aerospace giant Boeing stopped delivering the top-selling aircraft. (Photo by TONY KARUMBA / AFP) (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images) The new evidence found at the crash site in Ethiopia, a piece of equipment known as a jackscrew, controls the angle of the horizontal stabilizers. The stabilizers can be triggered by the automated system, known as MCAS.

The stabilizers could have been tilted upward for other reasons. Authorities in France are analyzing the black boxes of the Ethiopian Airlines plane for more information.

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An Ethiopian Airlines plane en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed six minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. The cause of the disaster is not clear, but the pilot had Rolled out in 2017, the Max 8 is the latest iteration of the 737 line. By the end of January, Boeing had

An Ethiopian relative of a crash victim throws dirt in her own face after realizing that there is nothing physical left The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft has come under scrutiny after similar deadly crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia within a few months. model and grieving families arrived at the disaster site.

Indonesian and American authorities are also looking into whether MCAS contributed to the Lion Air crash that killed 189 people in October. In that disaster, the automated system, possibly based on faulty sensor readings, may have repeatedly pushed the nose of the plane down, creating a struggle between the new flight control system and the pilots.

After the Lion Air crash, Boeing backed the safety its planes and 737 Max aircraft continued to crisscross the planet. In the background, Boeing has been working on a software update for the planes.

Boeing designed the 737 Max as an updated, more fuel-efficient version of its best-selling 737 aircraft. The Max’s engines were bigger and mounted farther forward on its wings, a configuration that could push the nose upward toward a stall in certain circumstances. To compensate for that, Boeing installed MCAS to automatically push the nose down to counteract those forces, in the hopes of making the 737 Max safer and able to handle like its predecessors.

New Evidence in Ethiopian 737 Crash Points to Connection to Earlier Disaster © AP Ethiopian relatives of crash victims mourn and grieve at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed

That similarity was part of Boeing’s pitch to the F.A.A. and airlines: Because the plane handled like previous 737s, pilots would not need to be retrained to fly it. Regulators and carriers agreed, and the pilots’ 737 Max training typically amounted to a course on an iPad and a few white papers.

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Investigators in France are to take charge of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines aircraft's black boxes as they attempt to uncover what caused the Boeing 737 Max disaster . It was the second crash involving a 737 Max in six months and some people have pointed to similarities between the incidents.

The evidence helped convince U.S. regulators to ground the model, said the person, who requested anonymity to 29 crash of the same Max model off the coast of Indonesia. In the earlier accident, a “The investigation process has started in Paris,” Ethiopian Airlines said in a Twitter post on Friday.

The automated system, which may have pushed down the nose of the aircraft in the Lion Air crash, activates if just one of two sensors mounted on the aircraft’s exterior says the nose is too high. That means a single malfunctioning sensor could force the plane in the wrong direction, as has been theorized in the Lion Air crash.

Boeing is updating the software to require data from both sensors for the system to kick in, according to pilots at several major airlines and two lawmakers briefed on the matter.

Modern aircraft are built with backups and redundancies for virtually every crucial component. So when something breaks — as things often do — it won’t threaten the safety of a flight. Boeing’s software fix indicates that the plane maker shipped the 737 Max with a single point of failure, a potentially dangerous anomaly in aviation, and the Federal Aviation Administration approved it.

New Evidence in Ethiopian 737 Crash Points to Connection to Earlier Disaster © Reuters Airplane engine parts are seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash

Such a single point of failure on a modern jet is rare and far riskier than having backup systems, said Michael Michaelis, the top safety official at American Airlines’ pilots union and a 737 captain. “A single point of failure on a significant system that points my nose towards the ground?” he said. “Now that to me seems just a little bit over the line.

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Both accidents involved Boeing Co 737 MAX planes. The two sources, who declined to be named, said part of a stabilizer found in the Ethiopian wreckage was in a unusual position similar to Some media organizations, including Bloomberg, had earlier reported the discovery of part of the stabilizer.

The Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority is expected to announce which the country will take over The crash in Ethiopia on Sunday, which killed all 157 people on board, was the second deadly crash of a The president said the decision to ground the planes was made based on new evidence that had

Boeing has also said its software fix would cause the automated system to push the nose down at a slower rate, Mr. Michaelis said. The system currently pushes the nose down by 2.7 degrees in 10 seconds, Mr. Michaelis said. “That’s a pretty aggressive pitch down,” he said, particularly just after takeoff.

The update will also deal with another concern in the wake of the Lion Air crash: pilots fighting with MCAS.

Investigators have said it appears that the Lion Air pilots repeatedly pulled the plane’s nose back up after the automated system pushed it down. This continued until it was too late and the aircraft slammed into the Java Sea.

New Evidence in Ethiopian 737 Crash Points to Connection to Earlier Disaster © AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2018, file photo, Indonesian navy frogmen emerge from the water during a search operation for the victims of the crashed Lion Air plane in the waters of Tanjung Karawang, Indonesia. A search effort has located the cockpit voice recorder of the Lion Air jet that crashed into the Java Sea in October 2018, an Indonesian official said Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in a possible boost to the accident investigation. Ridwan Djamaluddin, a deputy maritime minister, told reporters that the agency investigating the crash that killed 189 people had informed the ministry about the discovery. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana, File)

The system is designed to push down the nose of the aircraft if sensors are saying it is necessary — overriding what pilots may be trying to do. The software update would limit the number of times MCAS tries to push down the nose, preventing it from struggling with a pilot, according to the pilots.

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The US plane-maker suspends the 737 Max after investigators find new evidence at disaster site. Boeing has grounded its entire global fleet of 737 Max aircraft after investigators uncovered new evidence at the scene of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash .

New evidence showing similarities between two crashes forces US FAA to order the Boeing jets out of the air. This Boeing 737 MAX 8 operated by Southwest Airlines was already in the air on its way to An Ethiopian pilot who saw the crash site minutes after the disaster told AP that the plane appeared

Boeing has indicated the software fix will “make an already safe aircraft even safer.” The F.A.A. has said it expects to tell airlines “no later than April” to incorporate the software fix.

Pilots at American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines said they still generally felt comfortable flying the 737 Max jets, in part because they are now aware of the automated system. Boeing did not fully disclose the system to pilots until after the Lion Air crash.

Reviews of tens of thousands of 737 Max flights at American, Southwest and United showed the automated system never activated, presumably because their pilots never forced the noses of their aircraft too high. Some pilots said they were concerned the system could be activated by a single inaccurate sensor, pushing the plane toward the ground right after takeoff, when the margin for error was thin. But they added that in that situation, they could always flip a switch to automatically turn off systems like MCAS.

“It is of course a concern for pilots,” said James LaRosa, a United Airlines’ 737 pilot. “But if it happened to me or our pilots, I know that our pilots would react.”

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