The Wall Street Journal reports that the pilots of the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight followed all the emergency procedures laid out by Boeing but could not control the aircraft.
Boeing's MCAS anti-stall system, which was implicated in the October crash of a 737 MAX 8 airliner in Indonesia, was also activated shortly before a recent accident in Ethiopia, sources are reporting.
Family of Jackson Musoni, a citizen of Rwanda who died in the Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash, file a lawsuit against Boeing Co in US federal court.
Boeing share prices have struggled as the company loses the trust of the regulators and airlines in light of recent air crashes involving its 737 MAX planes.
Airlines worldwide grounded the jet after the deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight this month. It came less than five months after 189 people died in the October crash of another Max 8 off the coast of Indonesia.
"The reason is that Garuda passengers in Indonesia have lost trust and no longer have the confidence" in the plane, Garuda spokesman Ikhsan Rosan said.
The investigation into the crash, which killed all 189 people on board in October, has taken on new relevance as the US Federal Aviation Administration and other regulators grounded the model last week after a second deadly accident in Ethiopia.
Boing said it was updating software to address how the aircraft's flight control system MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System) responds to erroneous sensor inputs.
Ethiopia's transport minister Dagmawit Moges says analysis of data from Boeing 737 MAX 8 black boxes show 'clear similarities' with October's Lion Air crash. Meanwhile, funerals were held for Ethiopia crash victims with little to bury.
Investigators of Ethiopian Airlines plane crash successfully downloaded the cockpit voice recorder of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, leading new details of what brought the plane down.
The analysis is expected to help figure out why the Ethiopian Airlines aircraft plunged to the ground minutes after take-off last week, killing all 157 people on board.
Investigators have recovered both black boxes from the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed just outside Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing all 157 on board.
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