The plane crashed just few minutes after taking off from Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. It was the second fatal accident involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in five months. Looking at this kind of frequency, the eyebrow are now raised on boeing 737 malfunctioning and manufacturing.
Similarities between Sunday’s disaster and that of a Lion Air flight in Indonesia in October that killed 189 people have raised fears about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 model. The plane has since been grounded worldwide.
The jet killed around 157 passengers and the entire Crew. It came head down with all the speed and crashed brutally. It is still unclear why the plan crashed and investigations are on the move.
“An Ethiopian delegation led by the chief investigator of the Accident Investigation Bureau has arrived in the French Safety Investigation (BEA) facilities and the investigation process has started in Paris,” the airline wrote on Twitter.
The two black boxes from the plane that came down just six minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa on Sunday were taken to Paris on Thursday. BEA investigators will try to retrieve information from the cockpit voice and flight data recorders, which were damaged in the crash.
Investigators with the U.S. National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) look over debris at the crash site of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 on March 12, 2019 in Bishoftu, Ethiopia. All 157 passengers and crew perished after the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 Flight came down six minutes after taking off from Bole Airport in Addis Ababa. Ethiopia aircraft pilot called “in a panicky voice” before crash, says the reports.