The pilot crashed in Ethiopia Boeing 737 MAX 8 reported problems immediately after takeoff and wanted to return to the airport. This was stated by the head of the airline Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde, Gebremariam, reports Reuters.
“The pilot reported that he had problems and he wants to come back. He got permission [to go back]”, he said.
The plane crashed on the morning of March 10, six minutes after taking off from the airport in Addis Ababa. The ship was heading to the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Killing all 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard. Among victims — citizens of 33 countries, including three Russians. Their names — Ekaterina Polyakova, Alexander Polyakov and Sergey Velikov, reported the Russian Embassy in Ethiopia in Twitter.
In the investigation of the causes of the crash will involve the airline, Boeing, the government of Ethiopia and the national Council for transport safety USA, as the plane was designed and built in the United States.
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