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Black boxes of crashed Ethiopian plane have been taken to France

The black boxes from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 arrived in Paris on Thursday but are not yet in the possession of France’s BEA air accident investigation agency, a BEA spokesman said. 

The flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder will be handed over to the BEA later in the day. Their data are critical to finding out what caused the brand new aircraft to plunge to the ground shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa on Sunday.

Investigators in France were to take charge of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet’s black boxes, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing’s global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families grieving and angry.

Sunday’s crash after take-off from Addis Ababa killed 157 people from about 30 nations in the second such calamity involving Boeing’s flagship new model in six months. 

Possible links between the accidents have rocked the aviation industry, scared passengers worldwide, and left the world’s biggest planemaker scrambling to prove the safety of a money-spinning model intended to be the standard for decades.

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