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Anti-stall system active before Ethiopian 737 MAX crash: sources

Anti-stall system active before Ethiopian 737 MAX crash: sourcesData pulled from the Ethiopian Airlines flight recorder suggests the so-called MCAS system, which pushes the nose of the jet downwards, had been activated before the jet ploughed into a field outside Addis Ababa on March 10, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of an interim official report. Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration declined to comment on the data, first reported by the Wall Street Journal.



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Anti-stall system active before Ethiopian 737 MAX crash: sources

Anti-stall system active before Ethiopian 737 MAX crash: sourcesData pulled from the Ethiopian Airlines flight recorder suggests the so-called MCAS system, which pushes the nose of the jet downwards, had been activated before the jet ploughed into a field outside Addis Ababa on March 10, the people said, speaking on condition of anonymity ahead of an interim official report. Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration declined to comment on the data, first reported by the Wall Street Journal.



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Investigators believe Boeing anti-stall system was activated in Ethiopian crash: Report

Investigators believe Boeing anti-stall system was activated in Ethiopian crash: ReportIn a preliminary finding, officials investigating the crash of an Ethiopian airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 believe that a flight control feature designed to prevent a stall was activated before the plane nose-dived and crashed, The Wall Street Journal reports.



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Boeing MCAS anti-stall system was activated in Ethiopia crash: source

Boeing MCAS anti-stall system was activated in Ethiopia crash: sourceBoeing’s MCAS anti-stall system, which was implicated in the October crash of a 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia, was also activated shortly before a recent accident in Ethiopia, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Friday. The information is part of preliminary findings from the analysis of black boxes from Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, which crashed southeast of Addis Ababa killing 157 people on March 10, the source told AFP on condition of anonymity. The information was presented Thursday to US authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the source said.



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Boeing anti-stall system was activated in Ethiopia crash: source

Boeing anti-stall system was activated in Ethiopia crash: sourceBoeing’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, a source with knowledge of the investigation said Friday. The information is among the preliminary findings from the analysis of the “black boxes” retrieved from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which crashed southeast of Addis Ababa on March 10, killing 157 people, the source told AFP on condition of anonymity. The information retrieved from the plane’s voice and data recorders was presented Thursday to US authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the source said.



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Investigators believe anti-stall system activated in Ethiopia crash: WSJ

Investigators believe anti-stall system activated in Ethiopia crash: WSJInvestigators probing the fatal crash of a Boeing 737 Max in Ethiopia have reached a preliminary conclusion that a suspect anti-stall system activated shortly before it nose-dived to the ground, the WSJ reported Friday citing people familiar with the matter. The findings were based on flight recorder data and represented the strongest indication yet that the system, known as MCAS, malfunctioned in both the Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10 and the Lion Air crash in Indonesia last year, the Wall Street Journal said. US government experts have been analyzing details gathered by their Ethiopian counterparts for the past few days, the newspaper added, and the emerging consensus was relayed at a high-level briefing of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Thursday.



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Anti-stall system likely activated in crash: Ethiopian Airlines CEO

Anti-stall system likely activated in crash: Ethiopian Airlines CEOAn anti-stall system believed to have caused a fatal October jet crash in Indonesia was probably also involved in this month’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane that killed all 157 people onboard, the carrier’s CEO said on Monday. Tewolde GebreMariam told The Wall Street Journal an automatic anti-stalling system specific to the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft was “to the best of our knowledge” activated on the fatal March 10 crash of Flight ET 302 minutes into its journey to Nairobi. Although he is not a part of the official crash probe and gave no details on how he knew of the system’s activation, Tewolde’s comment adds pressure on Boeing to fix the popular aircraft model, which was grounded worldwide after the disaster.



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Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software is ready: industry sources

Fix to 737 MAX anti-stall software is ready: industry sourcesA fix to the anti-stall system suspected in the crash of a Boeing 737 MAX 8 jet that killed 189 people in Indonesia is ready, industry sources said Saturday, as the company tries to avoid a lengthy grounding of its planes. Boeing was due to present the patch to officials and pilots of US airlines — American, Southwest and United — in Renton, Washington state, where the plane is assembled, other sources said. “Boeing has already finalized the necessary corrective measures for the MAX,” an aviation sector source told AFP on condition of anonymity.



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Boeing 'finalizing' anti-stall update after Ethiopia crash

Boeing 'finalizing' anti-stall update after Ethiopia crashBoeing is finalizing a software update and pilot training linked to the MCAS anti-stalling feature, under scrutiny after two 737 Max 8 crashes, the company’s CEO said on Sunday. “Boeing is finalizing its development of a previously-announced software update and pilot training revision that will address the MCAS flight control law’s behavior in response to erroneous sensor inputs,” the US-based aircraft manufacturer’s president and CEO, Dennis Muilenburg, said in a statement.



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