ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Data from the information and voice recorders from an Ethiopian Airways jet that crashed final weekend present similarities to an earlier crash of the identical sort of Boeing aircraft utilized by an Indonesian airline, Ethiopia’s transport ministry stated.
A spokesman for the ministry wouldn’t say what the similarities have been however added that particulars of the investigation can be revealed later.
Though the investigation of the newest crash continues to be in its early phases, there have already been indications that the Boeing 737 Max eight utilized by Ethiopian Airways could have had issues just like these of the Indonesian aircraft, a Lion Air flight that crashed in October.
A malfunctioning software program program aboard the Max eight planes is a central focus of investigators. The software program program, known as MCAS, was put in within the new Max eight planes as a method of stopping stalls and labored by forcing the nostril of the aircraft down.
Within the Indonesian flight, there are indications that the system acted in error and that the pilots had hassle overriding the software program’s actions. They in the end misplaced their battle earlier than the aircraft plunged into the ocean.