Relatives and officials visit the site of an Ethiopian plane crash while a pilot says that preliminary data show that the pilots of the plane "had lost control". (March 13)
The pilot of the Boeing 737 Max 8 jetliner that crashed in Ethiopia and triggered a global rally of the vaunted aircraft immediately noticed problems while the plane accelerated wildly after takeoff, the New York Times reported Thursday.
Citing an anonymous person who examined air traffic communications since Sunday's flight, the Times said that air traffic controllers knew the plane was in trouble even before the pilot was transmitting radio that he wanted to do turn the plane within three minutes of take-off.
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The last moments of the unfortunate flight, in which all 157 people died aboard, are considered fundamental for the Ethiopian Airlines flight survey 302 in Nairobi, the investigation is even more important worldwide because it could have to do when more than hundreds of Boeing 737 Max 8 jets, now rooted in the midst of problems of security, they are allowed to return to the skies.
Air traffic controllers at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa received the call from Flight 302 pilot Yared Getachew while the speed of the plane it accelerated inexplicably. The aircraft has also swung up and down hundreds of feet, as reported by the Times.
The sudden bursts of speed, which can be seen in the radar tracks of the air before available, and the oscillations in altitude are two of the mysteries investigators are studying.
Within one minute of Flight 302's departure, the person who examined the communications said that Captain Getachew reported a "flight control" problem in a calm voice, as reported by Times . At that point, the radar showed the altitude of the aircraft well below what is known as the minimum safe height from the ground during a climb.
The plane seemed to stabilize and rise to a higher altitude, but then began to accelerate again in a way that is considered dangerous.
The controllers, the person said, "began to wonder aloud what was flying", according to Times . The plane then accelerated even further and crashed in minutes.
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Thursday investigators warned that they are very far from determining the cause, which could take months. Flight data and cockpit voice recorders arrived in Paris on Thursday, where the French aviation authorities were instructed to probe the black boxes for evidence of the tragedy.
The Office of Inquiry and Analysis of France for Civil Aviation Security, or BEA, states that there was no immediate information on the condition of the recorders. The preliminary information could take several days to be extracted, the agency said.
The Sunday accident was the second of a Boeing 737 MAX in five months. In October, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in the Java Sea 12 minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia. All 189 people on board were killed.
The 371 Boeing 737 Max jets flown around the world were grounded pending further investigation. There are also pending orders for more than 4,500 hot-selling aircraft.
Boeing has "suspended" deliveries of the 737 Max but that production continues, spokesman Paul Bergman said Thursday 19659005. troubled waters, or choppy air, in the coming months, "said Peter Goelz, former CEO of National Transportation Safety Board, USA TODAY. "Look, you may or may not have a technical problem in some sophisticated software: some pilots were faced with a challenge and were able to overcome it, others did not, why not? This is complicated. "
The Ethiopian Accident Investigation Authority sought help because of the sophisticated software involved. The German aviation authorities stated that their technology was not designed for the new type of recorder used on 737 Max jets.
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