Plane crash probe has begun in Paris: Ethiopian Airlines

Relatives react at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed shortly after takeoff killing all 157 on board, near Bishoftu, south of Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia   | Photo Credit:
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French investigators will try to retrieve information fromcockpit voice and flight data recorders, which were damaged in the crash.

An investigation has begun in Paris into the cause of last week’s crash of a Nairobi-bound Boeing jet that killed all 157 passengers and crew, Ethiopian Airlines said on Friday.“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.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.