Flight simulation shows what it might have been like during the last seconds on the doomed Boeing jet that crashed in Africa. Retired airline Capt. Ross Aimer flew a flight simulator like the Boeing 737 Max 8 that crashed, killing everyone on board. In the simulator, Aimer took off from the same airport in Ethiopia, but a minute after takeoff, there was a problem. The plane’s nose was suddenly pointing down. Was it due to a glitch in the aircraft’s operational system?