The Ethiopian plane´s voice and flight data recorders are in Paris, where French, Ethiopian and American investigators will try to determine what went wrong. The latest crash, this time of an Ethiopian jetliner, killed all 157 people on board. They spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid any possible government reprisal.
"The soil came as it became impossible to identify bodies and hand over remains to family members", one family member said.
In the simulator, Aimer took off from the same airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, bound for Nairobi, Kenya, "flying" something like the Boeing 737 Max 8, a model that has since been grounded in the USA after the crash in Ethiopia earlier this month and another like it months before.
Air Canada announced on Friday that it would suspend its financial guidance for the first quarter and full year of 2019 due to uncertainty caused by the suspension of Max 8 flights and Boeing's recent decision to pause deliveries to airline customers.
"We are doing everything we can to understand the cause of the accidents in partnership with the investigators, deploy safety enhancements and help ensure this does not happen again", said a Boeing Company representative. The pilot then started to make a right turn to the airport.
Ethiopian Airlines, Africa's largest carrier, sent the black boxes to France because it does not have the equipment to analyze the data. The evidence helped persuade USA regulators to ground the model, said the person, who requested anonymity to discuss the inquiry.
Similarities between the Ethiopian Airlines crash and Lion Air flight over Indonesia last October have raised fresh questions about the systems on the 737 Max.
According to the flight data recorder, the pilots of Lion Air Flight 610 struggled to control the aircraft as the MCAS repeatedly pushed the nose down after takeoff. Both crews asked permission to return to the airports from where they had departed. Engineers are making changes to the system created to prevent an aerodynamic stall if sensors detect that the jet's nose is pointed too high and its speed is too slow.
The Ethiopian Airlines pilots reported similar difficulties before their aircraft plunged to the ground.