Ethiopian crash hub: Black box data arrives in Addis Ababa - Sources

The March 10 crash

On March 10, the world was hit by the news that a passenger aircraft operated by Africa’s top national carrier had crashed. The reference point for the information was solely the office of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.

It remained the most quoted source for hours before the flier, Ethiopian Airlines, confirmed with further details of the said incident.

The focus of this article is to put as much information as possible on the crash, straddling the before, during and aftermath of what is one of the deadliest incidents Ethiopian has faced in recent years.

You can read about the following areas in our continued coverage below:

  • Ethiopian investigators return from Paris

  • Ethiopian freezes all Boeing 737Max orders

  • Boeing confirms updating of design software

  • Photos: Mass funeral ceremony for accident victims

  • Ethiopian says victims DNA tests to take months

  • Trump’s nice words about Ethiopian as he speaks with Abiy

  • Black box investigations start

  • Boeing suspends deliveries of 737 MAX jets

  • Black boxes in France, families lash out at airline

  • Germany rejects, France accepts ‘black box analysis’

  • US govt orders Boeing to ground all 737 MAX 9 and 9 jets

  • Ethiopian Airlines CEO wants Boeing to ground 737 MAX planes

  • Black boxes to be sent to Germany

  • Airline CEO visits Bole International Airport

  • Boeing team on ground in Addis Ababa

Backlash over biased foreign media coverage of ET302 crash

March 19: Ethiopian investigators return from Paris

Ethiopian air crash investigators have returned to Addis Ababa from Paris where they had reviewed the black box data from a doomed Ethiopian Airlines jet, two sources familiar with the investigation told Reuters on Tuesday.

Data from the cockpit voice recorder and the flight data recorder is now in Addis Ababa, one of the sources said on condition of anonymity.

The crash of the Boeing Co 737 MAX 8 airliner last week killed all 157 people on board and prompted regulators to ground the model pending more information from the investigation. Read more...

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