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Ethiopian Airlines Crash Investigators Reveal Anti-Stall System Was Activated Moments Before Disaster

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Investigators probing the unfortunate Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people have revealed their preliminary conclusion.

According to the results, an anti-stall system is believed to have been activated moments before the crash.

The plane, a Boeing 737 Max, crashed on March,10, barely six minuted after its take off from Addis Ababa.

The findings were based on flight recorder data, which shows that a system, known as Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS), malfunctioned in both the Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 and the Lion Air crash om Indonesia in 2018.

Together, the two planes led to the death of 346 people of different nationalities.

Despite the US government experts relaying their findings, they noted that another report is expected in the next few days from their Ethiopian counterparts.

According to Reuters, investigators of the killer 737 MAX crash in Indonesia in October have also focused on the new anti-stall system.

Read: KQ Flies On The Boeing 737 Max 8 Plan Amid Safety Concerns

On Thursday, a lawsuit against Boeing was filed in Chicago federal court, US, by the family of Jackson Musono, a Rwandese who died in the Ethiopian Airline.

According to the lawsuit, the Boeing had defectively designed the automated flight control system leading to the crash.

The crash, which has international attention, led to the U.S. Department of Justice investigating Boeing’s development process and what Boeing disclosed about MCAS.

The U.S. Transportation Department had on Monday noted that a new blue ribbon commission will review how the Federal Aviation Administration certifies new aircraft.

The crash led to the death of 36 Kenyans.

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Written by Jael Keya

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