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Retrieved black box information seem to liken ET302 crash to Lion Air crash

Retrieved information from Ethiopian Airlines plane crash indicate similarities to Indonesian Lion Air crash

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Black box from ET302
Source : EBC

March 17,2019

The ministry of transpiration said on Sunday the Black Box from Ethiopian Airlines crash, on March 10, 2019, is in good condition.

Dagmawit Moges, the minister, told the state broadcaster, Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, BEA, French organization analyzing the black box and cockpit voice recorder, disclosed that the device is good condition and it is possible to get a clue to determine the cause of the crash which claimed the lives of 157 people including Ethiopian Airlines flight crew.

“Clear similarities were noted between Ethiopian Air Flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610, which will be the subject of further study during the investigation,” The Wall Street Journal cited Ethiopia’s Transport Minister as saying on its news report published on March 17, 2019.

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Ethiopia’s Minister of Transport, Dagmawit Moges holding press conference with
Photo : EBC

As well, she told EBC that the Ethiopian government has received information and evidences which will be made public once the analysis is completed.

Based on the minister’s statement, causes of the fatal accident could be released in a month time.

Recovered Black box from doomed Ethiopian Airlines plane was sent to France on March 14, 2019, as disclosed by Ethiopian Airlines.

Ethiopian Airlines grounded all its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes following ET302 crash six minutes after takeoff from Bole International Airport.

Dozens of countries around the world, including the United States of America, took similar measures upon learning that the circumstances under which two brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 planes crashed were known to be similar.

Indonesian Lion Air crashed minutes after takeoff Jakarta and was plunged to Java Sea killing all 189 passengers on board of the plane.

Boeing Company lost tens of billions of dollars in value in the aftermath of Ethiopia’s brand new Boeing 737 Max 8 plane crash.

In its 73 years of service, Ethiopian Airlines experienced only three accidents. One of them, ET911 was related to three hijackers who sought asylum in Australia in November 1996. The plane did not have enough fuel – a situation that the hijackers were unable to understand – and Ethiopian Airlines pilot had to crash land the plane on Indian Ocean saving dozens s of lives. The flight was originally Nigeria bound.

In 2010, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 409 flying from Beirut to Addis Ababa crashed in the Mediterranean Sea claiming 90 people on board. Wind speed and thunderstorm is believed to be the cause. Yet, there was conspiracy theory which related the accident to attack on the plane which is not yet verified.

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