Funerals for Ethiopia crash victims but little to bury

Ethiopia and Indonesia crash parallels heap pressure on Boeing

In October 2018, a Max operated by Lion Air crashed into the Java Sea in Indonesia, killing all 189 people on board.

The FAA referred questions on the reported inspector general probe to the Transportation Department.

- Preliminary data retrieved from the flight data recorder of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shows "a clear similarity" with an earlier disaster in Indonesia, Ethiopia's transport minister said Sunday.

Boeing Chief Executive Dennis Muilenburg sought to allay some fears, saying the company was finishing a software update and pilot training revision "that will address the MCAS flight control law's behaviour in response to erroneous sensor inputs".

They are anxious that it may have sent the wrong signals to new software on the Lion Air Flight 610, which crashed in October, that automatically dips the plane's nose to prevent a stall.

Investigation into the Lion Air crash in October implicated the MCAS which can erroneously force the plane down when the autopilot is engaged, if it detects the plane may be at risk of a stall.

WestJet Airlines Ltd. announced on Monday that it is suspending its 2019 financial guidance following the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max aircraft involved in the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

It was alleged that anonymous sources from FAA said that agency incongruously delegated the 737 Max 8's certification to Boeing employees.

With the prestige of one of the United States' biggest exporters at stake, Boeing has said the MAX series is safe, although it plans to roll out new software upgrades in days.

Ethiopians Airlines is Africa's largest carrier and in many ways the worldwide face of the nation.

Two government officials briefed on the matter told Reuters it would not be surprising for the Transportation Department to investigate a major safety issue, but could not immediately confirm the report.

Boeing and the FAA declined to comment on that. It has said the process followed FAA's standard process.

In Addis Ababa, a source who has listened to the air traffic control recording of the plane's communications said flight 302 had an unusually high speed after take-off before it reported problems and asked permission to climb quickly. The caskets were empty because authorities have said that recovering and identifying the remains will take months.

On Sunday, the agency defended its practice, insisting that the 737 MAX had to pass multiple tests and reviews before being authorized to fly.

Regulators across the world have banned the Boeing 737 Max from using airports or flying across their airspace due to concerns about passenger safety.

The suspicion is a new anti-stall feature installed to help pilots is malfunctioning and caused the crashes, but a final report establishing what caused both crashes will not be delivered until forensic investigators have finished examining the black box flight recorders of both jets.

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