This follows from the record of negotiations between the crew and dispatchers.
A pilot of a Boeing 737 Max aircraft crashed in Ethiopia informed dispatchers of problems in the flight control system and wanted to return to the airport. About this The Wall Street Journal said the president of the company “Ethiopian Airlines” Tevolde Gebremariam (Tewolde Gebremariam).
Gebremariam clarified that he listened to records of negotiations between dispatchers and aviliner pilots. He added that the pilot had not reported any other external problems.
The president of Ethiopian Airlines added that the black boxes of the fallen plane will be delivered to Europe for decryption. The decision on which country will conduct their analysis has not yet been taken.
The newspaper The New York Times, citing data from the US government, saidthat at least two American crews in 2018 reported problems with the autopilot Boeing 737 MAX 8. “Their aircraft suddenly” dived “after turning on the autopilot,” journalists said. They noted that the pilots gained the height lost by the airliner after switching to manual mode.
Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 crashed in Ethiopia on March 10 – all 157 people died on board. This is the second crash with the aircraft of this model: in 2018 after the crash of the Boeing 737 Max 8 in Indonesia, all 188 people died. On March 13, the media reported that Russia would not impose a ban on flights of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft over its territory, but S7 is the only company in the fleet of which these aircraft have already suspended their operation.