Major points raised by Dagmawit Moges, Ethiopia’s Minister of Transport

⏩ The Aircraft was in possession of airworthiness certificate

⏩The crew obtained necessary license and qualification and were capable of flying

⏩The Aircraft’s take off appeared very normal

⏩ The crew followed all the procedures provided by the manufacturer of the aircraft repeatedly but were unable to control the aircraft’s nosedive

The minister made two major recommendations for the manufacturer

⏩The manufacturer, Boeing, shall review the aircraft’s flight control system relative to the flight controllability

⏩ Aviation Authorities shall verify that the review of aircraft control system related to flight controllability has been adequately addressed by the manufacturer before release of the aircraft to operations.

International team involved in the investigations

⏩ Investigations were led by a team composed of Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority

⏩ Members of the US National Transport Safety Board

(This was an 18 member expert team including experts from the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) and experts from the aircraft manufacturer itself, Boeing

Experts from other countries

⏩ Members of European Union Aviation Safety Agency and

⏩ Members of the French Bureau of Inquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety

Statement from Ethiopian Airlines

The crew “could not recover the airplane from the persistence of nose diving.”

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