Pilots “repeatedly” followed procedures recommended by Boeing before last month’s crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight, according to the first official report into the disaster.
Despite their efforts pilots “were not able to control the aircraft”, Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said.
Flight ET302 crashed six minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board.
It was the second crash of a Boeing 737 Max aircraft in five months.
Last October, Lion Air flight JT 610 crashed into the sea near Indonesia killing all 189 people on board.