Boeing CEO 'sorry' for lives lost in 737 MAX accidents

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The pilots on board Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 battled the plane's automated flight control systems for almost the entire duration of the six-minute flight, according to a preliminary report into the crash obtained by CNN on Thursday.


The captain and the first officer struggled as the Boeing 737 Max 8's systems, designed to prevent the plane stalling, repeatedly forced the nose of the plane down. For nearly six minutes, the report shows, the pilots worked through a series of procedures to try to regain control of the plane.

The problems on board the Ethiopian Airlines jet mirror those encountered on the doomed Lion Air Flight 610 -- which operated the same 737 Max 8 model and crashed in October -- in what could be a significant blow to Boeing as it struggles to get the aircraft back in service.

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Posted: 5 Apr 2019 10:29:54

  
  

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