Doomed Ethiopian Airlines crew 'followed all procedures'

The flight crew on the Ethiopian Airlines jet that crashed last month performed all procedures from Boeing but could not control the plane, according to a preliminary report.

Thursday, 4th April 2019, 10:38 am
Updated Thursday, 4th April 2019, 11:49 am
Sam Pegram

Ethiopia's transport minister Dagmawit Moges made the announcement at a press conference citing data from the doomed plane's recorders.

The Boeing 737 Max 8 jet crashed on March 10 shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 on board.

An aid worker from Penwortham was one of the 157 people who died .

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Sam Pegram, 25, who worked for the Norwegian Refugee Council, was on his way to Nairobi when the Boeing 737 Max 8 came down shortly after take-off.

It was the second crash of a 737 Max within five months, following a Lion Air crash in Indonesia.

Following the Ethiopian disaster, Max jets have been grounded worldwide pending a software fix that Boeing is rolling out, which must still receive approval from the US Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators.