According to a Statement issued today, April 4, 2019, by Ethiopian Airlines (ET) on the Preliminary Report of the Accident of ET302 on March 10, 2019, the preliminary report clearly showed that the Ethiopian Airlines Pilots who were commanding the flight followed Boeing’s recommended and FAA’s approved emergency procedures to handle the most difficult emergency situation created on the airplane.
The airline noted further on a sad note that despite the hard work and full compliance of the pilots with the emergency procedures, it was very unfortunate that they could not recover the airplane from the persistence of nose diving.
Group CEO, Tewolde GebreMariam said, “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’ compliances 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.”
GebreMariam thanked ET customers, the travelling public, the media and global aviation professionals for the remarkably high level of vote of confidence and strong support they have been giving the airline 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,” he therefore assured.