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Ethiopian Airlines crash: Black box found, says state TV

Flowers are seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters Nairobi, Kenya Mar 11, 2019, 03.54 PM (IST)

The black box from the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday has been recovered by investigators at the crash site, Ethiopian state TV said on Monday.

The passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new model that also crashed in Indonesia in October.

The Ethiopian Airlines (ET) aircraft ET 302, a Boeing 737-800 MAX, took off Sunday at 08:38 local time from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and was scheduled to arrive in Nairobi, Kenya at 10:25. It lost contact at 08:44, and crashed around Bishoftu town, some 45 kilometres from Addis Ababa.

Rescuers were able to retrieve some remains of the aircraft's engine and wings by 8 pm yesterday. 

 

 

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The passenger jet crashed Sunday minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new model that also crashed in Indonesia in October.