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Ethiopian plane crash: preliminary report released

Total revision of the anti-stall system recommended

Preliminary report on Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing B-737 MAX 8 aircraft crashed on March 10 shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa was released this morning by the Ethiopian Transport Ministry, and was presented at a press conference by the minister Dagmawit Moges. The report did not explicitly mention Boeing's automatic anti-stall system, but it was pointed out that the pilots followed all the procedures required by the aerospace company when the aircraft started beating the nose without being able to regain control. Furthermore, in the report it was explained that the crew had been regularly trained to pilot the B-737 MAX 8.

The main recommendations highlighted during the press conference are directed to Boeing, that was asked to review the automatic anti-stall system, as well as to the regulators who will have to carry out further control before making the B-737 MAX operational again, in order to avoid new malfunctions that could lead to a third disaster.

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