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UPDATE: Ethiopian Airlines dismisses reports captain of crashed Ethiopian flight was not trained on 737 MAX simulator





The Ethiopian Airlines has dismissed reports that the pilot of the Boeing 737 MAX that crashed on Sunday, March 10, killing all 157 people on board, was not trained on new simulator for the aircraft.

Recall that a source, disclosed that the captain of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight did not practise on a new simulator for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 before the plane went down, killing everyone on board.

According to Reuters, the pilot identified as Yared Getachew, was due for refresher training at the end of March.

Legit.ng gathers that the Boeing 737 MAX, which is a narrow-body aircraft series, is designed and produced by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

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It has a new automated system called MCAS (Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System). The feature is meant to prevent loss of lift which can cause an aerodynamic stall sending the plane downwards in an uncontrolled way.

The source, who is also Ethiopian Airlines pilot, said: “Boeing did not send manuals on MCAS. Actually we know more about the MCAS system from the media than from Boeing.”

In a tweet on its official Twitter page, the Ethiopian Airlines said: "Ethiopian Airlines said its pilot completed the Boeing recommended and FAA approved differences training from the B-737 NG aircraft to the B-737-8 MAX fleet to the Ethiopian operation and before they start flying the B-737-8 MAX."

See tweet below:

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