Aredwood: From my understanding, the MCAS was / is overriding pilot commands. Meaning that the pilots cant simply pull back on the ”stick” to keep the plane flying in the desired direction. And that the pilots can only regain control of the aircraft, by disabling the MCAS.
But at low altitude, there may not be enough time to disable the MCAS.
This one will be interesting. In theory retraining should have ensured the pilot disabled mcas and returned to origin. We know the pilot requested a return yet the flight crashed shortly afterwards.