Ethiopian Investigators, saying “we don’t have the capability to probe it (black box) here in Ethiopia,” as the world is waiting for the results to resume grounded 737MAXs.
Ethiopian may sent it to overseas for analysis, but says no country has been chosen. Some aviation analysts say, it may months before they find the cause of the crash. An Ethiopian pilot who saw the crash site minutes after the disaster told the AP that the plane appeared to have “slid directly into the ground.”
Airlines are not taking any chances of flying 737MAX as they speculate the crash was due to manufacturing defect.
In the meantime, Boeing’s CEO Dennis Muilenburg contacted President Donald Trump and reiterated that the 737 Max 8 is safe to fly. FAA also said there is “no basis” to ground.
In some pilot forums, some MAX pilots report, they had some “speed & trim incidents” while being airborne.,and in all cases they disengaged the autopilot and resumed stable flight without any issues.