Following the Crash of Boeing 737 that led to the loss of 157 passengers on March 10, the Ethiopian government has briefed newsmen on the initial findings of its investigation into the crash.
Both the government and the airline said the Ethiopian authorities preliminary report showed that the doomed jet's crew followed the guidance provided by Boeing on how to fly the plane.
They also used its flight control systems, heaping the blame largely on the manufacturer.
"The March 10 crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 killed all 157 passengers and crew on the Boeing 737 Max 8 jet.
"Data has shown significant similarities between the crash and the Lion Air disaster in October when the same model of the plane crashed soon after take-off.
"All Boeing Max jets have been grounded worldwide as the investigations continue.
"Ethiopian officials say the pilots followed instructions provided by Boeing.
"Ethiopian Airlines says the initial report clearly showed its pilots followed the guidance provided by Boeing and approved by the FAA,'' the report said.
Meanwhile, Naija News recalls that Aviation authorities around the world have banned Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from flying, after the Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 10.
The same Boeing model was involved in a Lion Air plane crash in Indonesia in October that killed 189 people.
Data from the black box of the Ethiopian jet show similarities between the two crashes.
Source: Naija News