Ethiopian Airlines black boxes show similarities to Lion Air crash - ministry

Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration rushed the approval of the security system in the 737 MAX and overlooked important flaws that may have contributed to the crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia according to current and former engineers. Rescuers

While it may take months for definitive conclusions, experts are asking why the MCAS was given the green light despite objections by American pilots who had voiced concerns with the system. The system, based on erroneous sensor inputs, thought the crew was about to stall the plane and repeatedly pushed its nose down, accident investigators said in a preliminary report.

Moges did not provide additional details about the purported "similarities" between the two crashes but said they would be "subject to further investigation".

The announcement came a week after Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed into a field southeast of Addis Ababa minutes into its flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people onboard.

He added Boeing were supporting the investigation.

French air safety investigators examined the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder - or black boxes as they are often called - and have handed over their findings to their Ethiopian counterparts.

The series of crashes has resulted in an worldwide investigation, and the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max model in the US, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia, and other countries.

Satellite data shows both planes had a similar flight profile before they crashed, while reports have indicated that there may be a serious issue with automated control systems created to reduce the risk of stalling (the Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System, or MCAS).

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In service since May 2017, the 737 MAX 8, one of several variants of the 737 MAX, has now experienced two deadly tragedies, a scenario that is unprecedented for a new aircraft.

The US National Transportation Safety Board has sent about 16 members to assist the investigation, she said.

The pilot of the Indonesian flight is also reported to have attempted to return to the airport after reporting flight control problems, which is also similar to the Ethiopian flight. The newspaper said the analysis also failed to account how the system could reset itself each time a pilot responded - in essence, gradually ratcheting the horizontal stabilizer into a dive position.

Asked about the timeline, first reported by AFP, a Boeing spokesman referred to a statement on Monday that the upgrade would be deployed across the 737 MAX fleet in the coming weeks.

U.S. authorities had called for an update by April and Boeing said it would meet the target.

Angle of attack sensors on the aircraft tell the MCAS to automatically point the nose of the plane down if it is in danger of going into a stall.

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