A Plane Crash in Ethiopia Leaves 157 People Dead

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A Plane Crash in Ethiopia Leaves 157 People Dead

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On March 10, an Ethiopian airline flight began having problems just two minutes after takeoff. According to officials, the pilot had trouble controlling the aircraft. The pilot immediately followed safety procedures including cutting off the electricity to an automatic system that was pushing the nose of the plane down, but they were unable to prevent the plane from crashing. The plane went into a fatal dive after the plane had been in the air for only six minutes, according to Ethiopian investigators. The fatal plane crash killed 149 people on board and 8 crew members. Ethiopian and international investigators released a timeline of the flight based on analysis and information from the plane’s data recorder, which showed that a crucial sensor that measures the angle that the plane is moving through the air began fluctuating wildly on the pilot’s side. This falsely indicated that the plane was close to stalling. In a news conference a transport minister, Ms. Moges, cautioned against holding anyone responsible for the plane’s fatal crash.