Investigators will on Thursday (today) release first report on the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane, Ethiopia’s Transport Ministry has said.
The report will reveal the first official clues to the second crash of a new Boeing 737 MAX in five months after the same model crashed in Indonesia in October 2018.
All 157 passengers and crew on board the aircraft died on March 10 when the plane crashed six minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa, capital of Ethiopia.
“The 10:30 a.m. (0730 GMT) press conference is to present the preliminary report,” Ethiopian transport ministry spokesman, Musie Yehyies, said.
Sources familiar with the matter said the report may reveal how a piece of cockpit software came back to life after pilots initially switched it off as they tried to avert the crash.
Boeing said on Wednesday that its CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, joined pilots to test an update of the MCAS anti-stall software which has been said to be at the centre of the crisis.
“The software update worked as designed and the pilots landed safely at Boeing Field,” Boeing said in a statement.