Why was the crew unable to keep their airplane under control after takeoff?
The loss of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409 — a Boeing 737-800 that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea some 5 mi. southwest of the international airport at Beirut — was the topic of last month's Cause & Circumstance. Lebanon's Ministry of Public Works and Transport conducted the investigation with input from U.S., French and Ethiopian air safety agencies. This accident is unique in my experience. I can recall no other incident in which an air carrier crew simply lost control of an ...
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