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Ethiopia urges Boeing to review controls, backs pilots
« on: April 04, 2019, 07:30:49 AM »

ADDIS ABABA, April 4 (Reuters) - Ethiopian investigators urged Boeing to review its flight control system and said pilots of state carrier Ethiopian Airlines had carried out proper procedures in the first official findings on the crash of a 737 MAX jet that killed 157 people.

The doomed flight repeatedly nosedived as the pilots battled to control the nearly full aircraft before it crashed six minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa in clear conditions, Ethiopian authorities said on Thursday.
Questions on whether the pilots had leveled out the plane before disengaging MCAS and how many times the software activated were not answered in a news conference that lasted about 40 minutes.

Boeing said it would study the report once it was released.

"The crew performed all the procedures repeatedly provided by the manufacturer but was not able to control the aircraft," Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges told a news conference ahead of the public release of a preliminary report,   

Boeing said on Wednesday it had successfully tested an update of the MCAS software designed to make it easier to handle.

(easier to handle?  but is it fixed.  more to come I'm sure)