Has the ‘human factor’ in the Ethiopian Airlines 2019 crash been forgotten?

By Nelly Fualdes
Posted on Tuesday, 17 January 2023 12:38

All 157 people on board flight ET 302 died in the crash on 12 March 2019 © Jemal Countess / GETTY IMAGES EUROPE / Getty Images/AFP.

The Ethiopian authorities’ long-awaited report on the flight ET 302 crash has provoked strong reactions in France and the US.

The gesture is unusual, to say the least. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) – the US agency in charge of investigating air accidents – and its French counterpart, the Bureau d’Enquête et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile, BEA (Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety), both issued a statement, within a few days of each other. They criticised the final investigation report of the Ethiopian Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (EAIB) into the 10 March 2019 crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302.