March 15, 2019 (AMN) — The jack screw of the Ethiopian Boeing 737 Max was found in the wreckage of the Boeing Co. 737-8 Max. The accident is currently under investigation. Investigators now have an early clue into what may have happened they begin to decode the black boxes recovered from the scene.
The jackscrew is used to set the elevator trim of the aircraft. The jackscrew in this accident indicates the jet was configured to dive. This is the second crash of Boeing’s Max jet in five months which has led to the abundance of safety concerns and grounding of the jet. Ethiopian flight 302 was in trouble almost immediately after departure….Stay tuned for updates as we receive them.
Boeing may apply for special permits to flight-test modifications and operate production flight-test and ferry flights of newly assembled 737 Max aircraft in U.S. airspace during the as-yet-indefinite worldwide commercial-flight ban affecting all 737 Max-family jets, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration confirmed Thursday.
Updated March 15, 2019 2:45pm
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