Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX crash investigators seek missing sensor suspected of malfunctioning

Boeing 737 plane crash: Findings out on Ethiopian Airlines disaster | Daily Star

Boeing is still awaiting FAA approval on the software update. A lawsuit against Boeing Co was filed in US federal court yesterday in what appeared to be the first suit over a March 10 Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX crash that killed 157 people.

The family of Jackson Musoni, a Rwandan citizen, filed what appeared to be the first suit related to the crash.

The lawsuits claim that the flight-control system on the plane was defective and that Boeing failed to warn airlines about it or train pilots how to respond if it caused the plane's nose to sink.

Ethiopian investigators have not yet published any report and there is no proven link between the Ethiopian crash in which 157 people died and October's accident that killed 189 in Indonesia.

The information retrieved from the plane's voice and data recorders was presented Thursday to U.S. authorities, including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the source said.

Company engineers and test pilots are working to fix anti-stall technology on the Boeing 737 Max that is suspected to have played a role in two deadly crashes in the last six months.

The MCAS system seems to have pulled both planes into dives, and the investigation has revealed that the pilot of the Lion Air jet was fighting against the aircraft to keep its nose pointed up.

Boeing met with top airline industry personnel and reporters just earlier this week to demonstrate proposed software updates that would make MCAS more hard to automatically engage and easier for pilots to control.

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A Boeing 737 MAX 8 takes off during a flight test in Renton, Washington, January 29, 2016. "And so right now, I would be very careful about indicting any part of that process until we know more from the specifics of these accidents", the official told CNN.

"Boeing, having knowledge of all the reports of risky conditions and the previous accident that killed over 150 people, should have taken steps to protect the flying public", said attorney Steve Marks, who is representing Musoni's relatives, the Washington Post reported.

But those scenarios were not listed in the flight manual, according to a copy from American Airlines seen by Reuters.

"There is an extreme amount of pressure for Boeing to find a fix and for the FAA to validate the Boeing finding", said former NTSB investigator Jeff Guzzetti. With investigators confirming the identical problem that appeared in the Lion Air crash past year, they can now move forward quickly with the fix.

"Should it not become clear within the coming weeks that flying the 737 MAX will resume by mid-July, TUI will need to extend the above-mentioned measures until the end of the summer season", hitting profits by another 100 million euros, it said.

U.S. pilots complained after the Lion Air crash that they had not been fully briefed on the system.

However, current and former pilots told Reuters that the way the trim wheel and other controls behaved in practice compared with in training may have confused the Lion Air crews, who were also dealing with warnings about unreliable airspeed and altitude.

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