The similarity between crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia

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UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) — A stabilizer part found at the crash site of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Ethiopia was in a similar position to the same part found in the rubble of the Lion Air plane that crashed last October in Indonesia, say Reuters sources.

Investigators investigating the causes of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 crash in Ethiopia found in the rubble some of the stabilizer in an unusual position similar to that of the same fragment of a Lion Air plane that crashed into the air. last year, reports Reuters citing two sources close to the case. The two air accidents involved Boeing Co 737 MAX aircraft that crashed, both shortly after take-off.

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday raised new information gathered at the site of the crash in Ethiopia, which killed 157 people. However, the organization did not make public the details of its findings regarding the crash.

The stabilizer’s trim position, which moves the horizontal tail of the jet, could help determine if it was dive for a steep dive, says Reuters.

The two sources questioned by the agency and who requested anonymity, indicated that part of the stabilizer found in the Ethiopian wreck was in an unusual position similar to that of the stabilizer of the aircraft Lion Air.

Some media, including Bloomberg, had previously reported the discovery of some of the stabilizer.

On 10 March, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 from Ethiopian Airlines, with 157 people on board, crashed in the south-east of Addis Ababa, leaving no survivors. According to Air Traffic Controller Flightradar24, the “vertical speed of the aircraft was unstable after take-off”.

Last October, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 from the Indonesian airline Lion Air crashed in the Java Sea, killing 189 people.

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