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Ethiopian airline recovers black box of crashed aircraft

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Investigators have found the flight data recorders from Boeing 737 Max, an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday.

The devices recovered at the crash site were the Boeing 737 Max 8’s cockpit voice recorder and digital flight data recorder. The plane was en route Nairobi from Addis Ababa, and crashed six minutes after take-off, killing all 157 people on board.

Several airlines have grounded the Boeing model following the disaster. The aircraft which was purchased brand new few months ago came down near the town of Bishoftu, 60km (37 miles) south-east of the capital at 08:44 local time (05:44 GMT).

The cause of the disaster is not yet clear. But the pilot had reported difficulties and asked to return to Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines said.

“At this stage, we can’t rule out anything, We can’t also attribute the cause to anything because we’ll have to comply with the international regulation to wait for the investigation” CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said.

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