Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and Boeing 737 MAX Groundings Tracking Thread

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This topic also includes the lastest development of Boeing 737 MAX family groundings

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An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi has crashed as ET302

2019-03-10T05:44:00Z

Copyright to Tiksa Negeri of Reuters

Sources

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/ethiopian-prime-ministers-office-says-ethiopian-airlines-flight-has-crashed-on-way-to-nairobi-deaths-reported/2019/03/10/769eeba0-430d-11e9-85ad-779ef05fd9d8_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.d6495a76d93b

Summary

Still a developing story, an Ethiopian Airlines flying from Addis Ababa to Nairobi has crashed, there are casualities reported, all 157 passengers onboard perished in this accident. We obtained the information following a tweet made by the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Mr Abiy Ahmed regarding this accident.

Here’s the tweet made by the prime minister

Flight Summary

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Accident Timeline

Accident Timeline

  • 2019-03-10T05:15:00Z - ET302 is scheduled to depart Addis Ababa Bole International Airport inbound to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport
  • 2019-03-10T05:35:00Z - ET302 entered runway 07R at Addis Ababa
  • 2019-03-10T05:38:00Z - ET302 took off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport
  • 2019-03-10T05:44:00Z - ET302 disappeared from radar
  • 2019-03-10T07:50:00Z - Prime Minister of Ethiopia announced condolences for the victims of ET302. Thus confirming that the flight had crashed.
  • 2019-03-10T09:15:00Z - Ethiopian Airlines released further details regarding the flight
Flight Informations

Informations

Information
Flight ET302
Aircraft Boeing 737-MAX8
Registration ET-AVJ
First Flight 30th October 2018
Delivered 15th November 2018
MSN MSN62450

The flight carries

  • 149 passengers
  • 8 cabin crews

TOTAL : 157 people onboard

Source here

Thanks @Kiz and @Casa for the information!
Flight Datas

Flight Datas

Source to @Oli_H , Thanks for the information!


Additional informations from BBC

Additional informations from BBC

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Boeing 737 MAX Groundings

Date : March 11, 2019 – ongoing

This story is still developing

Colour Notes
Red Grounded by government regulator
Yellow Voluntarily grounded by all operating airlines
Map and picture credits to Wikipedia

Following Lion Air flight 610 and Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 accidents, several airlines have grounded their 737 MAX 8s, either by their own will or due to the revokement of operations by the local Civil Aviation Authority in anticipation if the latter accident is also affected by MCAS/any other possible faults with 737MAX. Here’s a list of airlines who have grounded all of their 737 MAX 8s :

Country Airlines affected Date of Grounding Notes
Argentina Aerolíneas Argentinas 11 March 2019 Grounded all 5 737 MAX 8(s) following pressure from a pilots’ union
Australia - (Indirectly affected : Silkair, Fiji Airways, Malindo/Batik Air Malaysia) 12 March 2019 The Civil Aviation Authority of Australia ordered all airlines flying to/from Australia to suspend their 737 MAX 8-operated flights
Brazil Gol Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes 11 March 2019 Voluntarily grounded all of their 737 MAX 8(s)
Brazil (Indirectly affects : Aerolíneas Argentinas, Copa Airlines 13 March 2019 National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil grounded the 737 MAX 8 in the country
Canada Air Canada, Westjet, Sunwing 13th March 2019 Canadian Ministry of Transport banned the operation of all Boeing 737 MAX models in the Canadian airspace.
Cayman Cayman Airways 11 March 2019 Voluntarily grounded all of their 737 MAX 8(s)
China Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Shanghai Airlines, Xiamen Air, Shandong Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Okay Airways, Kunming Airlines 11 March 2019 The Civil Aviation Administration of China ordered all domestic airlines to suspend operations of all 737 MAX aircraft operated by Chinese carrier.
China (Hong Kong) - (Indirectly affects : Garuda Indonesia) 13th March 2019 Hong Kong’s Civil Aviation Department banned 737 MAX from HK’s airspace
Colombia - 13th March 2019 Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronautics (Colombia) banned all 737 MAX from Colombian airspace
Egypt - (Indirectly affects : Flydubai, Turkish Airlines) 13th March 2019 The Egyptian Ministry of Civil Aviation barred the passage, takeoff and landing of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft.
Ethiopia Ethiopian Airlines 10 March 2019 Voluntarily grounded all of their 737 MAX 8(s) following ET302’s (ET-AVJ) hull loss
European Union Norwegian, TUI, Timaero Ireland, Smartwings, Enter Air (Indirectly affects : Turkish Airlines, Flydubai, Icelandair) 12th March 2019 The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) suspended all flight operations of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 aeroplanes in the EU.
Fiji Fiji Airways 12th March 2019 The Civil Aviation Authority of Fiji suspended all 737 MAX operations from or to Fijian airports
India Jet Airways 12 March 2019 The Civil Aviation Authority of India ordered all airlines flying to/from airports in India to suspend their 737 MAX 8-operated flights until an indefinite time.
Indonesia Garuda Indonesia, Lion Air 11 March 2019 The Indonesian Ministry of Transportation issued a temporary suspension on the operation of all 11 Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia.
Iraq - (Indirectly affects : Flydubai, Turkish Airlines) 13th March 2019 Iraq Civil Aviation Authority banned 737 MAX from Iraqi airspace
Israel - 13th March 2019 Civil Aviation Authority of Israel banned 737 MAX from Israeli airspace.
Japan - 14th March 2019 Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan banned 737 MAX flights to Japan
Kazakhstan - (Indirectly affects : Flydubai) 14th March 2019 Civil Aviation Committee (Kazakhstan) suspended all 737 MAX flights from/to Kazakhstani airports
Kuwait - (Indirecty affects : Turkish Airlines, Flydubai*) 13th March 2019 Directorate General of Civil Aviation (Kuwait) banned 737 MAX from entering Kuwaiti airspace
Lebanon - 14th March 2019 Lebanese Civil Aviation Authority banned 737 MAX from entering Lebanese airspace
Malaysia Malindo/Batik Air Malaysia 12th March 2019 The Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia suspended all Boeing 737 MAX flying operations from and to Malaysia, including transiting flights.
Mexico Aeroméxico 11 March 2019 Voluntarily grounded all of their 737 MAX 8(s). The flights operated with 737 MAX 8(s) will be covered with the rest of the fleet.
Mongolia MIAT Mongolian Airlines 11 March 2019 Voluntarily grounded all of their 737 MAX 8(s).
Morocco Royal Air Maroc 11 March 2019 Voluntarily grounded all of their 737 MAX 8(s).
New Zealand Fiji Airways 13th March 2019 The New Zealand Civil Aviation Administration has suspended the operations rights of Boeing 737-800MAX Aircraft inside New Zealand, calling it a temporary Suspension
Oman Oman Air (Indirectly affects : Flydubai) 12 March 2019 The Civil Aviation Authority of Oman ordered all airlines flying to/from airports in Oman to suspend their 737 MAX 8-operated flights until indefinite time
Panama Copa Airlines 13th March 2019 The Civil Aviation Authority of Panama following the FAA’s decision became the last Boeing 737 MAX operator worldwide to ground its planes.
Russia S7 Airlines (Indirectly affects : Turkish Airlines, Flydubai) 14th March 2019 Federal Air Transport Agency of Russia (Rosaviatsia) has banned all Boeing 737 MAX flights in Russian airspace until further notice
Singapore Silkair (Indirectly affected : Garuda Indonesia, Jet Airways) 12 March 2019 The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore ordered all airlines flying to/from Singapore to suspend their 737 MAX 8-operated flights until indefinite time
South Africa Comair 11 March 2019 The Civil Aviation Administration of South Korea ordered all domestic airlines to suspend operations of all 737 MAX aircraft operated by South Korean carrier.
South Korea Eastar Jet 12 March 2019 Voluntarily grounded all of their 737 MAX 8(s).
Thailand - (Indirectly affects : Malindo, Silkair) 13th March 2019 Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand suspended all 737 MAX operated flights from or to Thai airports
Turkey Turkish Airlines (Indirectly affects : Flydubai) 12th March 2019 Turkish Civil Aviation Authority suspended flights of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and/or 9 type aircraft being operated by Turkish companies in Turkey
United Arab Emirates Flydubai (Indirectly affects : Turkish Airlines) 12th March 2019 General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) of UAE banned the operation of all Boeing 737 MAX models in the UAE airspace.
United Kingdom TUI, Norwegian (Indirectly affected : LOT Polish Airlines, Icelandair, Turkish Airlines) 12 March 2019 The UK Civil Aviation Authority ordered all airlines flying to/from airports in United Kingdom to suspend their 737 MAX 8-operated flights until an indefinite time
United States Southwest, United, American Airlines (Indirectly affects : Westjet, Air Canada, Copa Airlines, Icelandair) 13th March 2019 President Donald Trump announced on March 13 that US authorities would ground all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes in the US. Several hours after the initial tweet of the President, FAA officially ordered emergency grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 737 MAX 9 operated by U.S. airlines or in the United States airspace.
Vietnam - (See notes) 13th March 2019 Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam banned Boeing 737 MAX 8 flights in its airspace from 10 a.m. (local time) March 13 until further notice. Vietnam operates no Boeing 737 MAX airplanes, and at this point no such planes were transiting its airspace, so this ban had no practical effect.

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  • Lion Air flight 610 - Another 737 MAX 8 accident with similar circumstances which happened on 29th October 2018, killing 189 onboard.
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2019 ain’t looking good…

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Seems to have been ET302. Operated by a 737 MAX 8 today.

EDIT: FR24 link here for the plane and today’s flight.

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#7

Oops, another MAX? Hopefully it isn’t another one, JT610 is already enough.

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Wow another MAX?

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This could be the same cause that brought down JT610. Boeing needs to take action

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Yep. Hopefully it isn’t MCAS again. I trust Boeing to design and the FAA to certify a plane properly, but if this is another issue with the family than the problem needs to be fixed quickly. It’s odd that even after the training fixes implemented after JT610 that such an issue would crop up again though, so I’m guessing it to be something else.

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The last moments of ET302
Rip to everyone on board

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#13

Oh my god, Let us pray for all of those on board and their families.

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PLEASE STOP SPECULATING

  1. “2019 isn’t looking good”
    Everytime we hear about a plane crash this is the first comment. Not only in 2019, but in 2018, 2017, 2016, … Flying is still much safer than driving a car and it’s nonsense and disrespectful to always have the same discussion.

  2. “It could be this, it could be that.”
    Right now, we know absolutely nothing besides the fact that a plane crashed. It’s not the time for speculation. Could we please focus on the known facts and have some respect for those who are affected by this tragedy? We don’t even know if their have been any survivors!


It is okay to post developing stories here. I posted one yesterday. However, take a look at the known facts, show some respect, stop speculating and don’t start the same discussion over and over again about whether 2019 is worse than 2018. Thank you.

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Amen to that, its the same story every year. Apart from 2017 i dont remember any year being “good” for aviation. Accidents unfortunately happen and will continue to happen. Only thing we can do is prevent them

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Just received this information from Al Jazeera. Hopefully there are survivors

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Prayers to the family and friends to the passengers involved 🙏

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Praying for the families and friends of those involved in this crash. 🙏

Hoping for the best outcome possible.

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It has been confirmed that the accident involved ET 302, a 737-MAX8 operated flight

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Here is FR24’s speed and altitude graph, compared to that of JT610’s. ET302 was travelling at 8,600ft and 383kts at its last known position. The aircraft involved is ET-AVJ, a B38M delivered on the 15th November 2018, MSN62450.


ET302


JT610

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some survivors tho i think (according to hong kong news)

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Well I am Ethiopian so I am so sad to see another Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed I just want there to be some survivors I am now crying on the inside and outside

I just feel sorry for the families and friends of the victims and I hope Boeing fixes the 737MAX as an aftermath of this tragedy

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Looks relatively similar to the lion air flight, didn’t all pilots get the memo on how to turn the automated trim systems off?

Had MCAS struck again?

Edit : thought the lion air flight data you posted was the the Ethiopia flight data

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I am shocked to learn that the aircraft operating it was a MAX8 Aircraft. My thoughts go out to the familys and victims of this accident

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