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Ethiopian Airlines grounds all B-737-8 MAX fleet as Black Box is found

Posted 11 March 2019 · Add Comment

Ethiopian Airlines has announced it has decided to ground all its B-737-8 MAX fleet.

The airline said in a statement following yesterday's tragic accident on Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302, which claimed the lives of 149 passengers and eight  crew on board: "All B-737-8 MAX fleet effective yesterday March 10, 2019 will be grounded until further notice.

The airline has also announced that the search and rescue iinvestigation team has found the black box of the 737- Max 8 plane that crashed near the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa minutes after take-off on Sunday morning. 

Ethiopian Airlines said that the Digital Flight Data Recorder(DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder(CVR) of ET302 have been 'recovered.' 

The airline added: "Ethiopian Airlines has continued monitoring the situation closely with all stakeholders and is providing all the necessary support to the families of the deceased in its temporarily established family assistance centers in Addis Ababa and Nairobi Airports.'

 

Tewolde GebreMariam, CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, visits the crash scene

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