Tragedy struck several families when the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 went down last March 10, shortly after taking off from Addis Abba. The crash killed everyone on board, a tragic fate for the passengers that day. Since the discovery of the accident, investigators were unsuccessful with pinpointing what happened, but just recently, Fresh accident investigators were successful in downloading the data from the black boxes of the Ethiopian Airlines. The data showed a scary similarity with the Lion Air crashes, which went down last October.
Following the series of crashes, the United States joined with other countries in order to ground airplanes, after Federal Aviation Administration’s found evidence which may link the two accidents. The discoveries are still subject to further study, and careful consideration of the events and aircraft is on the way. Both the Ethiopian and French accident investigator and the US National Transportation Safety Board are participating in the investigation, to find the answer to these unfortunate events.
The Jets are now under strict scrutiny, following the successive crashes of the aircraft. Federal process for the new Boeing max jets will be more rigorous, especially for jets flying less than two years. Anonymous sources allege that the problem may stem from the faulty development of the plane. Pilots aren’t informed of the new system installed on the Jets, until the fatal Lion Air Crash.
Many say that pilots were only given roughly a one-hour iPad training class, on how to transition from the older Boeing 737s to the 737Max. As a result of this tragic crash, Boeing shares went down 2.6% more just recently.
A recent discovery shows that the planes were missing optional safety equipment that could have prevented the crashes. This technology is available to be added to Boeing 737Maxes for an additional cost but is actually a vital sensor that notifies pilots of the degree of the plane. Boeing will review current manufacturing practices and all future plane models will include the equipment.