Ethiopian Airlines Crash Updates: Expect Delays

‘ The so-called black boxes, voice and flight data recorders, recovered from the wreckage of Flight 302 were sent to France for analysis on Thursday, Ethiopian Airlines said. Satellite data has revealed similarities between Sunday’s crash and the October crash of a plane flown by the Indonesian carrier Lion Air, but the recorders contain more detailed information about the Ethiopian flight’s final moments.

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Ethiopian Airlines confirmed in a tweet that both of the plane’s “black boxes,” the flight data and cockpit voice recorders, had been found.’

Accident Bulletin no. 6 Issued on March 11, 2019 at 01:40 PM Local TimeThe Digital Flight Data Recorder(DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder(CVR) of ET302 have been Recovered.

An airline official, however, told The Associated Press that at least one of the recording devices — which can provide key insight to accident investigators — was partially damaged and, “we will see what we can retrieve from it.”

Ethiopian Airlines said, “Although we don’t yet know the cause of the accident, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as (an) extra safety precaution.” ‘

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