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United States officials at the Federal Aviation Aviation (FAA) had been briefed, Reuters said, on the contents of the black box recorders, which are being analysed in Paris by French air crash investigators.
It appears that USA and European regulators were aware at least two years before the first 737 Max crash that the method for controlling the plane's nose angle might not work in certain conditions. It followed an October crash of a 737 MAX operated by Indonesia's Lion Air, which plunged into the Java Sea after takeoff from Jakarta, killing 189.
A spokeswoman for Boeing declined to comment in court.
An Ethiopian-led investigation is trying to establish whether the system overpowered the pilots, a leading scenario in the Lion Air crash, and what action was taken by the crew.
Embattled aviation giant Boeing pledged on Wednesday to do all it can to prevent future crashes as it unveiled a fix to the flight software of its grounded 737 MAX aircraft.
FILE PHOTO: Airplane engine parts are seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019.
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"Boeing ... is working with the authorities to evaluate new information as it becomes available", it said, adding all inquiries about the investigation must be directed to the investigating authorities.
The complaint claims: "The subject accident occurred because, among other things, Boeing defectively designed a new flight control system for the Boeing 737 MAX 8 that automatically and erroneously pushes the aircraft's nose down, and because Boeing failed to warn of the defect".
The March 10 Ethiopian Airlines crash that killed all 157 on board has set off one of the widest inquiries in aviation history and cast a shadow over the Boeing MAX model meant to be a standard for decades.
The pilot tried repeatedly to regain control and pull the nose up, but the plane crashed into the ocean. But those situations were not listed in the flight manual used by American Airlines, Reuters said.
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