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Evidence Shows Ethiopian 737 Was Stuck in Nose Dive When It Went Down: Report

A “screw-like device” found at the scene of the deadly Ethiopian Airlines crash indicates the plane was “configured in a nose dive” when it hit the ground, killing all 157 people on board, Bloomberg News reports. On Thursday, Daniel Elwell, the Federal Aviation Administration’s acting chief, said evidence found at the scene of the disaster led to the U.S. decision to ground Boeing 737 Max 8 and 9 series planes. “The piece of evidence was a so-called jackscrew, used to set the trim that raises and lowers the plane’s nose,” Bloomberg News reports, quoting an unnamed source close to the investigation. “A preliminary review of the device and how it was configured at the time of the crash indicated that it was set to push down the nose.” The jet’s data and flight voice recorders are in France undergoing evaluation.