Ethiopia set to release preliminary report into Boeing 737 MAX crash

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

"The Ethiopia Ministry of Transport will give a preliminary report into its investigation of the ET 302 plane crash later on Monday", said Nebiat Getachew, Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman.

These initial airflow readings from the Ethiopian jet, first reported by Reuters, refer to stall-related information needed to trigger the automated nose-down MCAS system.

The Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) flight-control feature was also implicated in a fatal crash involving a Lion Air flight in Indonesia last October.

When the MCAS system notices that a plane has stalled, it tilts the nose of the aircraft in order to correct the error.

Boeing has tried to restore its battered reputation, while continuing to insist the 737 Max is safe.

Norwegian, which has 18 737 MAX 8 in its fleet and is scheduled to take delivery of dozens more in the coming months and years, said last month it would seek compensation from Boeing over the grounding. The suit accuses the aircraft manufacturer of designing a defective system.

The MCAS system is created to automatically point the nose of the jets down if it senses potential for a loss of lift, or aerodynamic stall.

The plane's black boxes were handed to France's BEA air safety agency, which is working with American and Ethiopian investigators to determine what went wrong.

The aircraft update is created to ensure the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System will no longer repeatedly make corrections when a pilot tries to regain control.

The plane crashed six minutes into the flight.

Musoni was among at least 22 United Nations employees killed in the Ethiopian crash.

A Boeing spokeswoman declined to comment on Thursday's complaint in a federal court in Chicago.

Among the changes, long in the works, the MCAS will no longer repeatedly make corrections when the pilot tries to regain control, and the company will install a warning feature - at no cost - to alert pilots when the left and right AOA sensors are out of sync. Officials said pilots from various airlines are now testing the system in flight simulators. The 737 Max 8 entered service in 2017.

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