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Breaking: Digital Flight Data Recorder of crashed flight recovered, says Ethiopian Airlines
Digital Flight Data Recorder (DFDR) of the Ethiopian Airlines ET302 which crashed on Sunday morning, six minutes after take-off has been recovered.
According to its Accident Bulletin N0 six, issued on Monday, the airline operator revealed that the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) was also recovered during the search.
The crash claimed lives of all the 149 passengers and eight crews aboard.
Accident Bulletin no. 6
Issued on March 11, 2019 at 01:40 PM Local Time
The Digital Flight Data Recorder(DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder(CVR) of ET302 have been Recovered.
— Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) March 11, 2019
Hours before announcing the recovery of the digital flight data recorder, the Ethiopian airlines also grounded all its Boeing 737-8 Max flights for security and safety reasons.
It disclosed ongoing activities relating to forensic investigations to identify victims affected in the crash.
However, the death of the passengers onboard has gained global attention with condolence messages from the United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, President Muhammadu Buhari, and other prominent personalities.