Embattled aircraft manufacturer Boeing has admitted that erroneous data transmitted by a sensor was the initial trigger for the two recent 737-Max crashes.
A total of 346 people died when the aircraft came down in Indonesia in October 2018, and in Ethiopia last month.
Boeing has admitted that the aircraft’s Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) doggedly pushed the plane’s nose down to a point where pilots could not recover.
MCAS is designed to push the aircraft’s nose down if it detects an impending stall, but the sensor malfunctioned in both instances, causing the accidents.
Boeing has said that it will roll out a software update to resolve the issue.