Ethiopian Airlines Tragedy: ‘Black box found as China, Ethiopia ground Boeing 737 Max 8 indefinitely
London, March 11, 2019 (AltAfrica)– A black box from the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday has now been recovered by investigators, state media report.
Meanwhile, Ethiopia and China have ordered all of their Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger aircraft to be grounded indefinitely for checks after Sunday’s air disaster in Ethiopia. That’s according to a BBC report.
The latest report from the site of the crash has it that Red Cross volunteers and police forensic experts are already helping at the site of the crash
Ethiopia has declared Monday a national day of mourning
They have reportedly recovered some bodies, though dismembered, and small pieces of the wreckage. The have also picked up the wheels of the plane
157 people were killed when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 plunged into farmland near the capital, Addis Ababa.
China’s aviation ministry cited similarities between the Ethiopian crash and one involving the same model in Indonesia last October.
It says it wants an assurance from Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration that it is safe to fly.
US plane maker Boeing is facing questions after an Ethiopian Airlines 737 crash on Sunday killing all 157 people on board.
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.
In response, a number of airlines have now grounded all planes of the same model.
However, experts warn it is too early to say what caused the latest disaster.
As investigators begin to pick through what little remains of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302, the names and the nationalities of those on board each tell a story of individual tragedy and loss.
Among the 157 dead were 19 United Nations staff, and other international delegates on their way to Nairobi for a major environment conference. A total of 32 Kenyans died.
There were doctors, aid workers, environmentalists, academics, a famous Nigerian writer, and the former secretary general of Kenya’s Football Association. Children and tourists were among the dead.
Focus is now on the cause of the crash. It’s the second Boeing 737 Max to go down shortly after take-off in five months – and it was a new plane
As investigators begin to pick through what little remains of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302, the names and the nationalities of those on board each tell a story of individual tragedy and loss. BBC