Fatal Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crew had followed safety procedures set forth by Boeing in their operation of the 737 Max 8

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The Ethiopian government briefed journalists Thursday on the initial findings of its investigation into the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302.

The Ministry of Transport said the airline would also release a statement shortly after the preliminary report was discussed by government officials. It was not immediately clear when the Ethiopian government would make the report available publicly.

The preliminary report into the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines plane last month says the aircraft nosedived several times before it crashed.

BBC reports that pilots “repeatedly” followed procedures recommended by Boeing before the crash, according to the first official report into the disaster.

Despite their efforts, pilots “were not able to control the aircraft”, Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said.

The report says that flight ET302 crashed after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing 157 people.

It was the second crash of a Boeing 737 Max aircraft in five months.

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