Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX
crash 10 March 2019
10 March 2019; Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8; ET-AVJ; flight ET302; near Ejere, Ethiopia:
The aircraft was on a scheduled international flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya.
Shortly after takeoff, the flight crew reportedly declared an emergency shortly after takeoff, stating that they had unreliable airspeed indications and had difficulties controlling the aircraft.
The crew was agranted a request to return to the departure airport, but the aircraft crashed about six minutes after departure.
All eight crew members and 149 passengers were killed.
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More on this crash
The investigation is being led by the Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau of Ethiopia, with help from a variety of organizations including the NTSB, FAA, BEA, Boeing, and General Electric. The preliminary accident report was released early the following month.
Preliminary accident report
Articles and interviews
Todd Curtis of AirSafe.com was interviewed by a number of media organizations about issues related to the crash and has also written articles about the crash.
- 15 April 2019 - CFMJ Radio Toronto, Canada MP3 | YouTube
- 13 April 2019 - 737 MAX fatal event rate is much higher than that of prior 737 models
- 19 March 2019 - CKNW radio Vancouver, Canada MP3 | YouTube
- 18 March 2019 - KIQI radio San Francisco, CA MP3 | YouTube
Previous 737 MAX crash
29 October 2018; Lion Air 737 MAX 8; PK-LQP; flight JT610; near Jakarta, Indonesia:
The aircraft was on a scheduled domestic flight from Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang, Indonesia.
The aircraft reportedly crashed in the sea a few minutes after takeoff.
All eight crew members and 181 passengers were killed.
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Revised: 28 April 2019