Ethiopian Airlines denies it tampered with flight records after crash

Emergency responders at the site of the crashed plane at Bishoftu in Ethiopia on March 10, 2019. All 157 people on board died when the plane nose-dived into a field outside Addis Ababa. PHOTO | MICHAEL TEWELDE | AFP

What you need to know:

  • Ethiopian Airline's former chief engineer Yonas Yeshanew -- who is seeking asylum in the United States -- highlighted dubious maintenance practices and corruption at the fast-growing airline, in an article carried by the Associated Press news agency.
  • The airline has presented Yonas as a "disgruntled employee", while he told AP he fled the country after being arrested and interrogated for talking to journalists about his concerns following the crash.

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