Just In: Black Box Of Crashed Ethiopian Airlines Recovered
Investigators have recovered one of two black box recorders on the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed just outside Addis Ababa Sunday, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew, Ethiopian state media reported.
“#BreakingNews: The black box voice recorder from Ethiopian Airlines aircraft which crashed yesterday has been recovered: #Ethiopia,” FANA Broadcasting Corporate said on its Twitter page.
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The devices recovered from the crash site are the cockpit voice recorder and the digital flight data recorder.
The Boeing 737 Max-8 en route from Addis Ababa to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, crashed six minutes after take off, killing all 157 people on board.
There were more than 30 nationalities on board the flight, including Nigerians, Kenyans, Canadians and Britons.
Do we know how it happened?
The cause of the disaster remains yet unknown.. However, the pilot is said to have reported difficulties and had asked to return to Addis Ababa, the airline said.
“At this stage, we can’t rule out anything,” Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told reporters at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa on Sunday.
“We can’t also attribute the cause to anything because we will have to comply with the international regulation to wait for the investigation.”
Visibility was said to be good but air traffic monitor Flightradar24 reported that the plane’s “vertical speed was unstable after take-off”.
More details to follow: