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Photo of Data Recorder Shared by French Air Agency

March 22, 2019

Hejere, Ethiopia – according to an online news report from, the French Air Agency is sharing a photo of the data recorder for the accident that recently occurred involving Ethiopia Airlines.*

The French airline accident investigation agency, known by its French acronym, the BEA, recently released to the public a photograph of the data recorder from the wreckage of the Ethiopian Airlines accident that occurred this past weekend. The airplane was a Boeing 737 Max 8, which are now facing increasing scrutiny due to potential defects with the aircraft.

The French air accident investigation agency has released a photo of the black box, or data recorder, from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet.  The center part of the data recorder appears that it is currently intact, however, there is visible damage to the edges of the device.

At this time, it is unclear as to whether the data can be retrieved.  The BEA is currently conducting work to see if it can obtain whatever data possible that could shed light on the cause of the accident.

Authorities from Ethiopia sent the box to France since the BEA contains special equipment that can decode the box. The BEA also has significant and worldwide recognized experience in investigating plane crashes. 

All one hundred and fifty seven people on board the Boeing 737 Max 8 died when it crashed on Sunday, March 10, 2017. The exact cause of the accident remains unknown at this time.  As a result of the accident, the United Nations has advised that none of its staff should travel on a Boeing Max 737 Max 8 given safety concerns regarding the integrity of these aircraft.

The Ethiopian Airlines accident follows an accident involving another Boeing 737 Max 8 crash that occurred in Indonesia last October.  As a result, countries around the world are grounding these aircraft pending further evaluation as to their safety.

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