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Preliminary Report ET Max crash: We are proud of our pilots’ compliance to follow the emergency procedures….Grp CEO

Mr. Tewolde GebreMariam, Group CEO of Ethiopian Airlines,

The Ethiopian Airlines Aviation Group has commended the hard work of the investigation team into the accident of ET flight 302 of 10th March, 2019.

While acknowledging the team efforts in the release of the preliminary report, the Airline said, the preliminary report clearly showed that the Ethiopian Airlines Pilots who were commanding Flight ET 302/10 March have followed the Boeing recommended and FAA approved emergency procedures to handle the most difficult emergency situation created on the airplane.

In a statement, the airline says, 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, the airline stated that it would continue to give their full cooperation with the investigation team.

Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam said that “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’ compliance to follow the emergency procedures and high level of professional performances in such extremely difficult situations.

“We are also very proud of our Global standard Pilot Training Center and the Ethiopian Aviation Academy which is one of the largest and most modern in the world equipped with state of the art and latest training technologies. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our valued customers, the travelling public, the media and Global aviation professionals for the remarkably high level of vote of confidences and strong support that you have been giving us starting from the day of this 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. My highest appreciation also goes to my 16, 000 colleagues at Ethiopian Airlines for their resilience, high standards of professionalism and their continued commitment for operational excellence and their award winning customer services which enabled us to continue our business with out any operational disruption, flight delays nor flight cancellations.”



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