Ethiopia crash pilot had control problems, black boxes bound for Europe

  • Ethiopia crash pilot had control problems, black boxes bound for Europe

Ethiopia crash pilot had control problems, black boxes bound for Europe

Boeing stock dropped more than 2% in trading Wednesday afternoon after President Trump ordered the grounding of the 737 Max aircraft.

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said their pilots had received special training.

President Donald Trump says the grounding the model of an American-made jetliner that crashed and killed 157 people Sunday, making it last high-profile country to pull the aircraft out of service.

A handful of lawmakers of both parties have called for the aircraft to be banned from us airspace.

The single-aisle 737 MAX, first delivered in May 2017, has been Boeing's best-selling plane ever with more than 350 planes registered and about 5,000 planes on order. But he declined to say whether he believed they should be able to do so free of charge. In October 189 people were killed when a 737 Max 8 crashed off the coast of Indonesia during Lion Air flight.

The plane, Boeing's newest, has been involved in two crashes in less than six months.

A almost brand-new Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff in Ethiopia Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.

While aviation experts warn against drawing conclusions until more information emerges from the crash investigation, numerous jurisdictions - including China, Germany, the United Kingdom and the European Union - have grounded the Max 8 or banned it from their airspace.

"We know what happened with the Lion Air flight, we wanted to see whether the Ethiopian flight resembled it", he said.

American Airlines and Southwest Airlines operate the 737 Max 8, and United Airlines flies a slightly larger version, the Max 9.

Boeing donated $1 million to Trump's inaugural fund and the two men met later at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to discuss the new Air Force One presidential aircraft that Boeing is constructing.

At the rural site where Flight ET 302, which was bound for the Kenyan capital Nairobi, came down near the village of Gora-Bokka, dozens of grief-stricken relatives paid their respects.

Possibly presaging a raft of claims, Norwegian Air said it would seek recompense for lost revenue and extra costs after grounding its 737 MAX aircraft.

Given problems of identification of charred remains, it will take days to start returning them to families, probably weeks for some which will require dental or DNA testing. That was the second crash involving that plane in question; Lion Air flight 610 crashed in October past year, killing 189.

Since the Indonesia crash, there has been a focus on an automated anti-stall system in the 737 Max that dips the aircraft's nose down.

"Our teams will make every effort to rebook customers as quickly as possible, and we apologize for any inconvenience", American Airlines said in a statement.

The new variant of the world's most-sold modern passenger aircraft was viewed as the likely workhorse for airlines for decades.

Some of the complaints appear to involve the same anti-stall system, according to a U.S. Federal Aviation Administration database.

The pilot was named as Senior Capt Yared Getachew who Ethiopian Airlines said had a "commendable performance" with more than 8,000 hours in the air.