Govt Advises Citizens Against Boarding Boeing 737-Max8 Planes
The government of Zimbabwe on Monday advised citizens to check the model of Boeing aircraft before checking in for their flights.
Writing on microblogging site Twitter, Deputy Minister for Information, Energy Mutodi said:
While investigations around the plane crash involving Indonesian and Ethiopian planes are continuing, we would like to advise Zimbabwean citizens that we have classified the American-built Boeing 737-Max8 as an unsafe aircraft due to its malfunctioning auto-pilot software.
A combination of malfunctioning sensors, an unfamiliar auto-diving software and inability to resist aerodynamic roughness in the lower atmosphere make the American Boeing 737-Max8 prone to take-off and landing accidents. Always check the flight model before check in.
Mutodi’s warning comes after a Boeing 737-Max8 came down on Sunday morning soon after takeoff from Nairobi Kenya.
The plane crash killed all 157 people on board.