connectVideo report: Pilots of doomed Lion Air flight did not know how to turn off faulty computer system
The captain of the doomed Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 never received updated training on a Boeing 737 Max 8 simulator, although the airline had the technology that is available since January, according to a report.
The flight crashed earlier this month shortly after takeoff from an airport in the vicinity of the ethiopian capital, killing all 157 people on board.
Ethiopia Airlines was ahead of its competitors in the implementation of the simulator is to train would-be pilots of the new aircraft, according to reports. Yared Getachew, co-pilot of Flight 302, had a course in a different simulator as recently as October, but not one specifically designated for the Max 8, the New York Times reported, citing a person familiar with Ethiopian Airlines. The source told the Times that Getachew was not due for another training until after the crash.
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US manufacturer Boeing, which is now under the heightened scrutiny around the world, has previously said the pilots who had previously flown models do not need additional training. It was not immediately clear what the level of training Getachew the co-pilot had received, nor the additional simulator training would have prevented the fatal crash.
Later research has determined that the Flight 302, just as the indonesian Lion Air flight, which crashed in October, probably failed after the automated “anti-stall” system is accidentally pressed, the aircraft nose down. A cockpit recording indicates that the pilots were not able to solve the problem. The U.S. government is investigating why a pilot manuals did not address the function, Reuters reported.
After the March 10 crash in Ethiopia, countries around the world grounded 737 Max 8 and 9 jets in the midst of the internal investigations. European and Canadian regulators this week said this week that they want to do more than just the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is the word that changes to a key flight control system will be the 737 Max is safer. These reviews scramble an ambitious program by Boeing and can undercut the FAA’s reputation all over the world.
LION AIR BOEING 737 MAX 8 WAS REPORTEDLY RESCUED FROM BY THE OFF-DUTY PILOT DAY FOR THE DEADLY CRASH IN INDONESIA
The FAA published a notice to the colleagues in other countries on Wednesday that the Boeing is the lot of ready for Monday for an updated software of the aircraft. The agency said that it expects to certify Boeing, adjustments, and plans for pilot training in April or May, according to someone informed of the FAA, presentations, and parliamentary committees.
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In a statement cited by the times, a Senate sub-committee on air and space travel said that holding a hearing next week ‘ challenges to the state of commercial aviation security, including any specific concerns highlighted by recent incidents.”
The Associated Press contributed to this report.