Pilot in Fatal Ethiopian Plane Crash Reported Flight Control Problems

Posted on March 13, 2019 9:47 am

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The pilot of the American-made jetliner that crashed and killed 157 people Sunday reported flight-control problems, while pilots in the U.S. filed at least five complaints recently about controlling the plane. The new Boeing 737-Max 8 aircraft has crashed twice in less than five months, killing nearly 350 people. Ethiopian Airlines spokesman Asrat Begashaw said the pilot of the Boeing 737-Max 8 aircraft reported the problems Sunday and asked to return to Adis Ababa. “In fact, he was allowed to turn back,” Begashaw told Reuters. Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg confirmed the pilot’s problems in interviews with The Wall Street Journal