Friday, 22 March, 2019

Process to identify remains from Ethiopian Airlines crash underway

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Jeannette Daniel | 17 March, 2019, 07:15

The Ethiopian carrier said DNA testing of the remains of the people on board flight 302 may take up to six months, and it offered bereaved families charred earth from the plane crash site to bury.

Saudi Arabian budget airline flyadeal will wait until investigations into two Boeing 737 MAX crashes are completed before deciding whether to proceed with a signed order for 30 of the jets, its CEO said on Friday.

College-admissions consultant David Thomas explains how the system is supposed to work, how it failed in this case and what families can do going forward to help their child have a fair chance to get into the college of their choice. Acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrator Daniel Elwell has said he does not know how long the USA grounding will last.

Air Canada said Friday that, "in light of the current uncertainty", it is suspending the forecast it provided last month for its 2019 financial year. "We view the interruptions from the 737 Max grounding as a temporary one", he said in a note to clients.

"It has been obvious since the Lion Air crash that a redesign of the 737 MAX 8 has been urgently needed. and the announced proposed fixes do not go far enough". The information that they contain helps explain 90 percent of all crashes, according to aviation experts. Calgary-based WestJet Airlines Ltd.'s fleet includes 13 737 Max planes.

"Following the banning of the 737 MAX from the airspace of many countries, including America, which is the country that builds it, this type of plane is now banned from Iranian airspace", Jafarzadeh said.

US President Donald Trump told reporters the "safety of the American people and all peoples is our paramount concern".

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Trump and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed exchanged condolences Friday, Abiy said on Twitter, with the USA president praising Ethiopian Airlines as a "strong institution" and offering technical support.

Both planes flew with erratic altitude changes that could indicate the pilots struggled to control the aircraft.

The crew can't do anything about it, and in the simulator; Aimer could not control the plane.

The Ethiopian Airlines pilots reported similar difficulties before their aircraft plunged to the ground.

The plane vanished from radar at 10,800 feet. "Request vector (direction) for landing".

The U.S. planemaker has been working on a software upgrade for an anti-stall system and pilot displays on its fastest-selling jetliner in the wake of the deadly Lion Air crash.

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