Pilot asked to return to base before crash, Ethiopian Airlines CEO reveals

Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302's flight data recorder

Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302's flight data recorder

Ethiopian Airlines announced Wednesday that it would send the voice and data recorders from its ill-fated Flight 302 to be analyzed overseas, as more countries said they were banning planes of the same type from operating in their airspace.

Canada became the latest country to ground Boeing's 737 MAX jets on Wednesday following an Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed 157 people, saying satellite data suggested similarities to a previous crash involving the same plane model. The FAA has refused to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8, leaving the USA in an increasingly small minority, the BBC reports.

Many were United Nations workers on their way to a conference in Nairobi. "The pilots were well briefed on the air ordinance filed", he said.

"At this point, based on the information available, we do not have any basis to issue new guidance to operators", Charlie Miller, Boeing's vice president of communications, said in a statement.

More than a dozen relatives of those who perished paid respects on Wednesday at the rural crash site where Flight ET 302 came down in a fireball.

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Investigators from Ethiopia and other countries, including the United States, are looking into what caused the aircraft, a Boeing 737 MAX 8, to crash. They were 0.7 percent higher in NY around midday on Wednesday.

The new variant of the world's most-sold modern passenger aircraft was viewed as the likely workhorse for airlines for decades.

Boeing says it plans to update the software in coming weeks.

Following the crash in Indonesia of a Lion Air flight shortly after takeoff, Boeing issued a bulletin warning about potential issues with an automated anti-stalling system on that model plane that could push the nose down.

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande says his department will work with its Ethiopian counterpart to investigate this weekend's fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash.

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