Ethiopia Airlines B737-8 (MAX) ET-AVJPreliminary Report is released


The Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau of Ethiopia released the preliminary report on the crash Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, Boeing 737-8(MAX), ET-AVJ. The flight took off from Addis Ababa Bole Int. Airporten route for Nairobi, but the Angle of Attack sensor recorded value became erroneous. The crash resulted in 157 fatalities. The report is available here

Preliminary findings on ET 302 and Boeing Statement

Preliminary findings on ET 302 crash:

1. Aircraft’s airworthiness was certified;
2. The crew were capable of flying& followed Boeing’s procedures;
3. Take off appeared normal;
4. Crew followed all procedures, but was unable to control the aircraft.

The release of the actual preliminary report by Ethiopia’s Ministry of Transport is expected during Apr 4th or Apr 5th 2019.

Boeing statement
We at Boeing are sorry for the lives lost in the recent 737 MAX accidents. These tragedies continue to weigh heavily on our hearts and minds, and we extend our sympathies to the loved ones of the passengers and crew on board Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. All of us feel the immense gravity of these events across our company and recognize the devastation of the families and friends of the loved ones who perished.

The full details of what happened in the two accidents will be issued by the government authorities in the final reports, but, with the release of the preliminary report of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 accident investigation, it’s apparent that in both flights the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System, known as MCAS, activated in response to erroneous angle of attack information.

The history of our industry shows most accidents are caused by a chain of events. This again is the case here, and we know we can break one of those chain links in these two accidents. As pilots have told us, erroneous activation of the MCAS function can add to what is already a high workload environment. It’s our responsibility to eliminate this risk. We own it and we know how to do it.

From the days immediately following the Lion Air accident, we’ve had teams of our top engineers and technical experts working tirelessly in collaboration with the Federal Aviation Administration and our customers to finalize and implement a software update that will ensure accidents like that of Lion Air Flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 never happen again.

We’re taking a comprehensive, disciplined approach, and taking the time, to get the software update right. We’re nearing completion and anticipate its certification and implementation on the 737 MAX fleet worldwide in the weeks ahead. We regret the impact the grounding has had on our airline customers and their passengers.

This update, along with the associated training and additional educational materials that pilots want in the wake of these accidents, will eliminate the possibility of unintended MCAS activation and prevent an MCAS-related accident from ever happening again.

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Flybondi flight FO-5600 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Ministro Pistarini International Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on December 28th.

The Boeing 737-800 flying from Asuncion, Paraguay, to Argentina, had to divert due to tyre deflation.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

American Airlines Plane Returns to Texas due to Cargo Door Indication

American Airlines flight AA-229 had to return and make an emergency landing at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Texas, on December 28th.

The Boeing 777-200 en-route to Kona International Airport, Kalaoa, Hawaii, had to return after a forward cargo door indication was reported.

The plane landed safely.

All 222 people aboard remained safe.

KLM Boeing Returns to Amsterdam after Loud Noise on Flight-Deck

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight KL-1395 had to return and make an emergency landing at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Netherlands, on December 28th.

The Boeing 737-800 en-route to Saint Petersburg, Russia, had to return due to very loud noise on its flight deck.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

American Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Florida After Low Cabin Pressure

American Airlines flight AA-1157 made an emergency landing at Miami International Airport, Florida, on December 28th.

The Boeing 767-300 flying from Cancun, Mexico, was mid-air when its right-hand pack failed due to an over-temperature. Later, the passengers also felt low cabin pressure and their oxygen masks were deployed.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

Delta Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in New York after Hydraulic Failure

Delta Airlines flight DL-472 made a safe emergency landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York, on September 20.

The Boeing 767-300 flying from Sao Paulo Guarulhos, Brazil, was about to reach when the crew declared an emergency due to hydraulic failure.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

Flybondi Plane makes Tail Strike in Argentina

Flybondi flight FO-5450 made a hard landing on Cataratas del Iguazú International Airport, Argentina, on July 15th.

The Boeing 737-800 flying from Las Heras, Argentina, had a tail strike while landing on the runway.

The plane sustained minor damage.

No injuries were reported.

British Airways Plane Returns to Singapore after Engine Failure

British Airways flight BA-16 had to return and make an emergency landing at Singapore Changi Airport, Singapore, on July 13th.

The Boeing 777-300 flying to London Heathrow Airport, England, had to return due to engine failure.

The plane landed safely.

No one was injured.

Ryanair Plane Diverts to Germany due to in-flight Depressurization; 33 Passengers Unwell

Ryanair flight FR-7312 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Frankfurt–Hahn Airport, Germany, on July 13th.

The Boeing 737-800 flying from Dublin, Ireland, to Zadar, Croatia, had to divert due to in-flight depressurization.

The plane carrying 189 people landed safely.

Around 33 passengers reported ear pain, nausea, and ear bleeding. They were treated by the medical staff aboard, while some had to be taken to hospitals.

Privilege Stype Plane Diverts to Italy after Losing Cabin Pressure

Privilege Style flight EC-ISY had to divert and make an emergency landing at Brindisi Airport, Italy, on May 5th.

The Boeing 757-200 flying from Corfu, Greece, to Leipzig, Germany, had to divert due to loss of cabin pressure.

The plane landed safely.

All 164 people aboard remained safe.

Southwest Airlines Plane Diverts to Ohio due to Cracked Window

Southwest Airlines flight WN-957 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Ohio, on May 2nd.

The Boeing 737-700 flying from Chicago, Illinois, to Newark, New Jersey, had to divert due to a crack in the cabin window.

The plane landed safely.

All 81 passengers aboard remained safe.

United Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Colorado after Electrical Situation

United Airlines flight UA-859 made a safe emergency landing at Denver International Airport, Denver, Colorado, on May 1st.

The Boeing 737-900 flying from Orlando, Florida, was about to land when the crew had to declare an emergency due to “electrical situation” aboard.

The plane landed safely.

All 185 people aboard remained unhurt.

Qantas Airlines Plane Rejects Take-off in Australia due to Technical Problem

Qantas Airlines flight QF-582 had to reject taking-off at Perth Airport, Perth, Australia, on April 28th.

The Boeing 737-800 en-route to Sydney, Australia, had to abort the take-off due to some technical problem.

The plane returned to the apron safely.

No injuries were reported.

Air Europa Plane makes Safe Landing in Spain after Bird Strikes

Air Europa flight UX-1040 made a safe landing at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain, on April 30th.

The Boeing 737-800 flying from Fiumicino, Italy, was about to land when it suffered multiple bird strikes.

The aircraft sustained minor damage.

All people aboard remained unhurt.

Southwest Airlines Plane Diverts to New Mexico due to Strange Odour

Southwest Airlines flight WN-3562 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Albuquerque International Sunport, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, on March 11th.

The Boeing 737-800 flying from Phoenix, Arizona, to Dallas Love, Texas, had to divert due to a strange odour, unusual heat, and electrical smoke in the cabin.

The plane landed safely.

All 140 people aboard remained safe.

Delta Plane Returns to New Mexico after Bird Ingestion

Delta Airlines flight DL-1185 had to return and make an emergency landing at Albuquerque International Sunport, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, on March 10th.

The Boeing 757-200 flying to Atlanta, Georgia, had to return after one of its engines ingested a bird.

The plane landed safely.

No injuries were reported.

Tailwind Airlines Plane Diverts to Sofia due to Loss in Cabin Pressure

Tailwind Airlines flight XC-1845 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Sofia Airport, Bulgaria, on March 11th.

The Boeing 737-400, flying on behalf of Corendon Air, was en-route from Antalya, Turkey, to Zurich, Switzerland, had to divert due to a loss in cabin pressure.

The oxygen masks were released for the passengers, and they complained pressure and pain in ears.

The plane landed safely.

Aerolineas Argentinas Plane Diverts to Argentina due to Problem with Flaps

Aerolineas Argentinas flight AR-1571 had to divert and make an emergency landing at Ministro Pistarini International Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 9th.

The Boeing 737-800 flying from Cordoba to Buenos Aires Aeroparque, Argentina, had to divert due to a problem with its flaps.

The plane landed safely.

No injuries were reported.

Southwest Airlines Flight Diverts to Las Vegas due to Hydraulic Failure

Southwest Airlines flight WN-1111 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Las Vegas, Nevada, on November 30th.

The Boeing 737-700 plane heading from Phoenix, Arizona, to Reno, Nevada, was diverted after the crew reported a hydraulic failure.

The plane landed uneventfully. All one hundred and seventeen people aboard remained safe.

KLM Flight Diverts to Nice due to Cargo Smoke Indication

KLM flight KL-598 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Nice, France, on November 20th.

The Boeing 777-300 plane heading from Cape Town, South Africa, to Amsterdam, Netherlands, was diverted due to a cargo smoke indication.

The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

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The incident happened when the Boeing 737-700 plane flying from Kansas City, Missouri, was on approach to Reagan National Airport.

The plane continued for a safe landing. Everyone aboard remained unharmed.

American Airlines Flight Diverts to Canada due to Cracked Windshield

American Airlines flight AA-207 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Stephenville, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, on October 28th.

The Boeing 777-200 plane heading from Milan–Malpensa Airport, Italy, to Miami, Florida, was diverted due to a cracked windshield.

The plane landed uneventfully. All three hundred and seven people aboard remained unharmed.

Delta Airlines Plane Suffers Bird Strike Near Salt Lake City Airport

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The Boeing 757-200 plane flying from Atlanta, Georgia, was on approach to Salt Lake City International Airport when a bird hit it.

The plane continued for a safe landing. All passengers and crew members remained unharmed.

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A flight attendant fell out of a China Eastern Airlines plane at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport, China, on October 23rd.

The Kunming-bound Boeing 737-800 plane was preparing for departure when the flight attendant attempted to close a door alone and fell out of the plane.

The flight attendant was taken to a hospital with serious injuries.