Ethiopian Airways CEO sees ‘clear similarities’ between crashed 737 MAX jets – Xinhua


March 15 (Reuters) – The crashed Boeing Co 737 MAX jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia seem to have a standard connection, Ethiopian Airways Group Chief Government Officer Tewolde Gebremariam instructed China’s state information company Xinhua on Friday.

Investigators have discovered a bit of a stabilizer within the wreckage of an Ethiopian jet with the trim set in an uncommon place much like that of a Lion Air aircraft that crashed final 12 months, sources have instructed Reuters.

“It appears to be like just like the Lion Air, as a result of the flight solely lasted for six minutes,” Gebremariam was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

“It was a really, very brief time frame,” Gebremariam stated, including that “there may be clear similarity between our crash and the Lion Air crash.”

All 157 individuals on board the Ethiopian Airways flight have been killed within the crash on Sunday. The Lion Air aircraft got here down off Indonesia in October with 189 individuals on board.

Parallels between the dual disasters have frightened vacationers worldwide and wiped billions of {dollars} off Boeing inventory.

Investigators in France on Friday are analyzing the black packing containers of the 737 MAX that crashed in Ethiopia as the worldwide airline business awaits the reason for the catastrophe. (Reporting by Ankit Ajmera in Bengaluru; Enhancing by Maju Samuel)

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