This report says pilots not to blame as they followed procedure, no foreign objects involved and focus of the crash investigation is on the plane automation
Yes but that is offset by this report https://abcnews.go.com/International/da ... dlines_hed
Which says that they did not follow all procedures and they did not trim up before turning off MCAS and that they were the ones (the pilots) to turn MCAS back on. It sounds like they knew how to turn Electric trim and MCAS off but weren't using the electric trim to counteract MCAS.
I'm also pretty sure that the procedure for avoiding a stall is to not let your speed to go beyond the safe airspeed limit of 230 knots either.
They should have been able to cross check there airspeed with the Standby instrument (unless it's feed was damaged as well) which I would have to guess would have been a published procedure as well.
It's just as important on a Jet (any jet) to keep your speed below the upper limit as above the lower limit.
All that being said all this is speculation without seeing the full FDR traces.
The fact that it is an Ethiopian Crash Investigation of an Ethiopian Airline and an Ethiopian Crew does not give me a lot of confidence - I'm sure they will do whatever they can to hold themselves blameless.
Would anyone on here accept MCAS was fixed if Boeing were allowed to self certify again and not show the work they have done or any evidence?
The most interesting thing I learned this morning was that they were airborne for 6 minutes - I thought it was 40 seconds.
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