Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 black box recovered

Addis Ababa, March 11, 2019 (FBC) – The black box voice recorder from Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 which crashed yesterday has been recovered. All 157 people on board died when B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ on regular scheduled flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya crashed around Bishoftu, 47km away from the capital Addis Ababa on Sunday.

“After tedious search by the rescue and investigation team for the black box of a 737- Max 8 plane that crashed near the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa minutes after take-off on Sunday morning, the Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of ET302 have been recovered,” the airlines said in a statement.

The cause of the crash is assumed to be found from the black box data, it added.

Ethiopian Airlines Group has suspended the commercial operations of all Boeing 737- Max 8 aircraft immediately after the tragic accident.

It was the second crash in five months involving a 737 Max 8, and comparisons are being drawn with a Lion Air accident in Indonesia last October.

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