Latest news on the plane crash accident from CNN.
In an exclusive interview with CNN’s Richard Quest, Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said the pilot told air traffic control they were having “flight control problems” before the crash.
When asked if there should be a ban on the type of plane involved in the accident (Boeing 737 MAX 8) GebreMariam said “speculation is not helpful” but listed many countries who have already grounded flights, including the UK.
The CEO said he saw “substantial” similarities between this crash and the Lion Air Flight 610 crash in Indonesia. He also confirmed that the plane’s black box data recorders “will be sent overseas,” rather than being read in Ethiopia, which does not have the technical capability to do it. He did not say where they would be read.