March 25, 2019 / 5:49 PM / a month ago

Ethiopian Airlines CEO says preliminary crash report 'may be this week or next'

Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam speaks at the Africa CEO Forum in Kigali, Rwanda March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Jean Bizimana

KIGALI (Reuters) - Ethiopian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Tewolde Gebremariam said on Monday he expected the preliminary release of a report into the March 10 crash of its Boeing 737 800 MAX “maybe this week or next week”.

Tewolde told Reuters the airline may or may not attend a briefing in the United States by Boeing about a planned update to software that is a focus of investigation in two deadly crashes that have prompted worldwide groundings of the 737 MAX.

Reporting by Clement Uwiringiyimana; Writing by George Obulutsa; Editing by Catherine Evans

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