By Nizar Manek, April 6 2019
Authorities to release interim report if deadline passes
Boeing to receive report for comment before its public release
Ethiopian authorities would be prepared to release a more detailed set of findings on the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing Co. 737 Max jet that killed 157 people if the investigation drags on beyond the year-long target for the probe.
“It depends on the complexity of the investigation,” Amdye Andualem, chairman of the Ethiopian Accident Investigation Bureau, said in an interview in Addis Ababa on Saturday. “If we cannot release the final report within a year, we can release an interim report,” he said, citing International Civil Aviation Organization guidelines. “These are the next steps.”