Ethiopian Statement On Preliminary Report Of Accident On ET 302

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Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Group has acknowledged the preliminary report of the accident of ET 302/10 March, 2019. The airline also appreciated the hard work of the investigation team.

According to Ethiopian Airlines, the preliminary report clearly showed that the Pilots who commanded Flight ET 302/10 March followed the Boeing recommended and FAA approved emergency procedures to handle the most difficult emergency situation created on the airplane.

“Despite their hard work and full compliance with the emergency procedures, it was very unfortunate that they could not recover the airplane from the persistence of nose diving. As the investigation continues with more detailed analysis, as usual we will continue with our full cooperation with the investigation team,” the airline states.

Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO, said: “All of us at Ethiopian Airlines are still going through deep mourning for the loss of our loved ones and we would like to express our deep sympathy and condolences for the families, relatives and friends of the victims. Meanwhile; we are very proud of our pilots’ compliances to follow the emergency procedures and high level of professional performances in such extremely difficult situations.”

Mr. GebreMariam thanked the airline’s valued customers, the travelling public, the media and Global aviation professionals for the remarkably high level of vote of confidences and strong support it has received starting from the day of the tragic accident. “We will double our efforts every single day to win your confidence and earn your business. Your Safety will remain our top most priority and we will continue to work together with our partners around the world to make air travel safer and more comfortable,” he assured.

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