13 March 2019
France’s air accident investigation agency BEA will analyse 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 BFUsaid 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.
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