French Aviation Safety Watchdog Says Received Black Boxes Of Crashed Boeing 737
The flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft that crashed minutes after departing from Ethiopia's capital on Sunday have been delivered to the French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety (BEA), where they will be analyzed, a BEA representative told Sputnik on Thursday
"Yes, the devices have been at BEA since 1 p.m. [local time, 12:00 GMT]," the representative said.
The Ethiopian authorities requested assistance from the BEA in analyzing the black boxes on Wednesday, after German aviation watchdog BFU said they would be unable to do the analysis due to the lack of necessary software.
Sunday's tragedy was the second accident involving this model of plane to occur over the past five months. A Boeing 737 MAX 8 of the Indonesian Lion Air carrier plunged into the Java Sea shortly after taking off in late October, claiming the lives of 189 people.