Ethiopian Airlines Crash: There's A Link To Earlier Crash


Bad news for Boeing as investigators say they've found evidence that may links last week's deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 with an October crash in Indonesia. The same model plane was involved in both fatal crashes that killed nearly 350 people.

Experts found that the Ethiopian aircraft's horizontal stabilizers were found locked in the upward position by a device called a jackscrew. That would have forced the plane's nose downward.

Why is this find so important? The device can be triggered by an automatic system that's also the focus of the investigation into the Lion Air crash in Indonesia. The system is designed to prevent the aircraft from stalling. Meanwhile, the international grounding of the Max 8.

Source:BBC News

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