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How flawed software and excess speed doomed an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX

Updated : April 08, 2019 11:02 AM IST

A complicated picture of what happened in the cockpit of Flight 302 on March 10 is emerging from the sparse commentary of a preliminary report and a new data plot showing how crew and technology interacted.
A sudden spike in black box data was consistent with a bird or other debris hitting the plane as it was taking off, shearing away a vital airflow sensor, said the four experts and two US officials.
As with the Lion Air crash in Indonesia, the damaged 'angle of attack' sensor, which measures how the wing is cutting through the air, may have set off a volatile chain of events.
How flawed software and excess speed doomed an Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX
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