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Old 1st May 2019, 10:36
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Originally Posted by meleagertoo View Post
I can't comment much on Ethiopian, they do seem to have a good record although that statement is often heard qualified, but the non-stop floods of reports over many years of grossly exceeding pilots' flying hours as a matter of routine, failures to honour contracts or provide pay on occasions plus the latest suggestions about failure to publish/incorporate Boeings safety bulletins and lack of systems awareness even after the Lion Air accident.....
You can add to that list the findings on the crash of ET409, a totally serviceable 737, into the Med in 2010....
"the probable causes of the accident were the flight crew's mismanagement of the aircraft's speed, altitude, headings and attitude through inconsistent flight control inputs resulting in a loss of control and their failure to abide by CRM principles of mutual support and calling deviations."
More significant even than the probable cause is that both Ethiopian Airlines AND their CAA rejected the findings out of hand, Therefore it is reasonable to doubt they have acted to address the signficant shortcomings identified, and all the more reasonable that the performance of the crew of ET302 is discussed.
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