SAFETY INVESTIGATION INTO BOEING 737 MAX 8 ACCIDENT, REGISTERED ET-AVJ AND OPERATED BY ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES, ON 10/03/2019
Data from the FDR and CVR of flight ET302 of 10/03/19 has been transfered to the Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau by BEA as part of the investigation process.
The Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau « extends its deep appreciation to the BEA and the French Authorities for their cooperation and support in recovering the FDR and CVR data. »
As part of the recovery process, correct data extraction from both the FDR and CVR was verified by the Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau, BEA and NTSB. During the verification process of the FDR data, clear similarities were noted by the investigation team between Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and Lion Air Flight 610, which will be the subject of further study during the investigation.
BEA wishes to thank the Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau and the Ethiopian authorities as well for their trust.
The Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau intends to release a preliminary report within 30 days.
The Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau is leading the safety investigation. This communication is released in full coordination with this bureau.
Lion air crash details
The investigation into the crash, which killed all 189 people on board in October, has taken on new relevance as the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other regulators grounded the model last week after a second deadly accident in Ethiopia.
Investigators examining the Indonesian crash are considering how a computer ordered the plane to dive in response to data from a faulty sensor and whether the pilots had enough training to respond appropriately to the emergency, among other factors.
The pilots of a doomed Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX (stock photo) scoured a handbook as they struggled to understand why the jet was lurching downwards – but ran out of time before it hit the water, three people with knowledge of the cockpit voice recorder contents said
It is the first time the voice recorder contents from the Lion Air flight have been made public. The three sources discussed them on condition of anonymity.