Ethiopian 737 failed to maintain correct heading before crash

Preliminary information about the final few minutes of yesterday’s ill-fated Ethiopian Airlinesflight out of Beirut indicates that the aircraft was struggling tocomply with air traffic control instructions to change heading.

The Boeing 737-800,bound for Addis Ababa as flight ET409, departed towards the south fromBeirut’s runway 21 in darkness, but initial information suggests thatthe jet first turned right to head north, over the Mediterranean Sea,and was cleared to climb to a minimum crossing altitude to transitthrough Syrian airspace to the east. Continue reading….

Ethiopian 737 Route from BEY.jpg(Flightglobal)


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