Ethiopian Airlines CEO promises to find out why flight 302 crashed
(Updates with quotes, background)
By Jason Neely
ADDIS ABABA, March 25 (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines will
work with investigators in Ethiopia, the United States and
elsewhere "to figure out what went wrong with flight 302", the
airline's CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said on Monday.
His pledge follows reports the investigation was under
strain because information about the March 10 crash, which
killed 157 people, was not being shared with international
Planemaker Boeing has come under intense scrutiny
since the crash was the second in five months involving its new
737 MAX 8 model.
But Tewolde said the airline's relationship with Boeing was
"Despite the tragedy, Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines will
continue to be linked well into the future," he said. "We pledge
to work with Boeing and our colleagues in all the airlines to
make air travel even safer."
Boeing's 737 MAX fleet has been grounded worldwide since the
crash, wiping $28 billion off the company's market value and
throwing doubt over advance orders of the plane, worth more than
"I fully support this. Until we have answers, putting one
more life at risk is too much," Tewolde said of the grounding.
(Writing by Katharine Houreld
Editing by Edmund Blair)
First Published: 2019-03-25 10:16:39
Updated 2019-03-25 10:52:22
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