After the crash of Lion Air Flight 610, concerns were expressed about the aircraft's flight control systems. The main changes under development of these systems include limiting the ability of the aircraft computers to automatically lower the nose of the aircraft if the sensors detect a stall.
After the collapse of Lion Air, there was concern that erroneous records of poorly maintained sensors in the nose of the aircraft could have fooled the automatic systems by mistakenly concluding that the aircraft was moving sharply upward and could stall. Automatic systems may then have forced the nose dive significantly, plunging the plane into a steep dive into the ocean.
Boeing issued a statement in a statement Monday that since the crash of Lion Air, the company was developing a "737 Max flight control software enhancement, intended to make an aircraft already safe, even safer." with the FAA deploy software updates on the fleet of 737 Max in the coming weeks.
Among American victims, a newly married Ethiopian immigrant
A naturalized Ethiopian bride, a health analyst headed for her first international project, and two vacation brothers were part of at least eight Americans participating in Flight 302.
The immigrant, Mucaad Hussein Abdalla, 31, a truck driver in St. Cloud, Minnesota, had just married in Morocco; his wife, however, was not in the plane, according to Mr. Abdalla's cousin, Mohamed Warfa. "He enjoyed playing football in his free time and he had many friends in this community," said Mr Warfa.
As a teenager, Mr. Abdalla has been in the United States since he was a teenager, granted citizenship, and supported his mother, brother and sister, who live in Ethiopia, said Mr. Warfa, 29, who had created a page GoFundMe to help pay the funeral.
Samya Stumo, 24, from Sheffield, Massachusetts, had just completed her studies at the School of Global Health at the University of Copenhagen. She had just started a job at ThinkWell, a non-governmental organization that promotes access to healthcare in developing countries. "Samya was in her early twenties and had already done more than me at age 34," said her grandmother Laura Nader, a professor of anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley, at the Boston Globe.
Melvin Riffel, 30, and Bennett Riffel, 26, were on vacation with a stopover in Australia. It was planned to be the last getaway before Melvin became a father. His wife, Brittney, is expecting a child in May.
Melvin worked at the California Department of Transportation. "He was a dedicated public servant who had been working for Caltrans for almost 10 years. We express our deepest condolences to his family, friends and colleagues, "said Caltrans Director Laurie Berman.
Matt Vecere, 43, from Long Beach, California, was on his way to the United Nations Environment Assembly this week in Nairobi. "Matt was passionate about the environment, civil rights, social and environmental justice and advocated for the less fortunate," said his mother, Donna Vecere, in a statement. Mr. Vecere recently visited Haiti, where he made several trips after the 2010 earthquake.
Three generations of a Canadian family were also on board the flight and were among the 18 Canadians killed in the disaster.
"I'm not angry, but I'm devastated, I've lost everything," said 41-year-old Manant Vaidya, whose parents, sister, brother-in-law, and two teenage nieces are all dead. in the accident.
The course of action Boeing takes another shot
Boeing stock prices, a major component of the Dow Jones industrial average, fell 6.1 percent during the talks on Tuesday, following a similar decline on Monday as a result. concerns about the impact of the Max 8 crash on the extent and predictions of future sales of the aircraft.
Discovery of black boxes, first step to reveal their data
The flight data and voice recorders of flight 302 of Ethiopian Airlines were found Monday, but the process of extracting data contained in the so-called black boxes could be long, the experts warned.