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Wed Mar 13, 2019, 08:58 PM

France to analyze Ethiopian Airlines flight recorders: spokesman

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s air accident investigation agency BEA will analysis black-box flight recorders from a Boeing 737 MAX 8 which crashed near Addis Ababa on Sunday, a spokesman said.

Ethiopian Airlines said earlier it would send the two cockpit voice and data recorders abroad for analysis.

The French announcement resolved uncertainty over the fate of the two recorders after Germany’s BFU said it had declined a request to handle them because it could not process the new type of recorder used on the 737 MAX jets, in service since 2017.

The BEA is one of the world’s most active air crash agencies alongside the National Transportation Safety Board of the United States and has laboratories at its Le Bourget headquarters.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-airplane-france-bea/france-to-analyze-ethiopian-airlines-flight-recorders-spokesman-idUSKCN1QU2T7

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