March 14, 2019 / 12:39 PM / 6 days ago

Black boxes from doomed Ethiopian plane delivered to BEA - witness

Men unload a case containing the black boxes from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 outside the headquarters of France's BEA air accident investigation agency in Le Bourget, north of Paris, France, March 14, 2019. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

PARIS (Reuters) - The flight data and cockpit voice recorders recovered from the Ethiopian Airways plane that crashed on the weekend were on Thursday handed over to France’s air accident investigation agency for analysis.

The black boxes’ data should provide answers to why the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft hurtled into the ground minutes after take off. A spokesman for the BEA agency earlier said he did not know what condition the recorders were in.

Reporting by Reuters TV, Writing by Richard Lough; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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