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Old 10th Mar 2019, 10:59
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Originally Posted by The Ancient Geek View Post
Unlike many african operators, ethiopian has an excellent reputation and a good safety record.
Was an emergency declared ?, my first guess for a problem so early in a flight would be possible fuel issues but until we know more we really have no idea.
Judging by the FR24 raw data, propulsion or energy-related issues don't seem to be the problem, as the forward speed is rapidly increasing.
The problem seems to lie in the fact they were unable to convert the forward speed into altitude.

(Which may be related to a nose down trim runaway, indeed...)
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