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Investigation shows sharp fluctuation in aircraft’s altitude

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A mass funeral for the victims of last week's crash took place in the Ethiopian capital
A mass funeral for the victims of last week's crash took place in the Ethiopian capital

ETHOPIA-FLIGHT data from Ethiopian Airlines disaster a week ago suggest clear similarities with a crash off Indonesia last October. Both planes were Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

In both cases flight tracking data showed the aircraft’s altitude had fluctuated sharply, as the planes seemed to experience erratic climbs and descents.

Ethiopia’s Transport Minister, Dagmawit Moges told journalist that a preliminary report would be released within 30 days.

Boeing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Dennis Muilenburg later reaffirmed that the company was supporting the investigation.

Two Sundays ago the Ethopian Airlines crashed after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 passengers on board.

A mass funeral for the victims of the crash took place both in the Ethiopia and Kenya. Thousands of people gathered in the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Abab, where empty coffins were draped in the national flag. 

 


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