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Sunday 20 October 2019

Investigators begin studying crashed Ethiopian jet’s voice recorder

The BEA also said work resumed on the flight’s data recorders.

A pile of debris on the ground (Mulugeta Ayene/AP)
A pile of debris on the ground (Mulugeta Ayene/AP)

By Associated Press Reporters

Investigators have started studying the cockpit voice recorder of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet.

The French air accident investigation agency BEA tweeted that technical work on the recorder began on Saturday.

The BEA also said work resumed on the flight’s data recorders.

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(BEA Twitter/PA)

The recorders, also known as black boxes, were sent to France because the BEA has extensive expertise in analysing such devices.

Experts from the US National Transportation Safety Board and the plane’s manufacturer Boeing are among those involved in the investigation.

In Ethiopia, forensic DNA work has begun on identifying remains. Local media report that it may take six months to identify the victims’ remains, although death certificates should be issued in two weeks.

The 157 who died in last Sunday’s crash came from 35 countries.

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