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Ethiopia crash probe advances with voice download, fresh details

17 Mar 2019

ADDIS ABABA/PARIS The hunt for the cause of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed all 157 people on board gathered pace on Saturday when investigators successfully downloaded the cockpit voice recorder and fresh details emerged of the final seconds of the flight. | Video

Airlines fear long grounding of Boeing 737 MAX jets after Ethiopian crash

17 Mar 2019

PARIS/ADDIS ABABA The grounding of Boeing's 737 MAX jets after the crash in Ethiopia has had no immediate financial impact on airlines using the planes, but it will get painful for the industry the longer they do not fly, companies and analysts said on Friday. | Video

Ethiopian Airlines says crash victim DNA tests will take up to 6 months

16 Mar 2019

ADDIS ABABA, March 16 Ethiopian Airlines said on Saturday that DNA testing of the remains of the 157 passengers on board flight 302 may take up to six months as it offered bereaved families charred earth from the plane crash site to bury.

Boeing 737 MAX jets could be grounded for weeks as black box probe to start on Ethiopia crash

15 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON/PARIS/ADDIS ABABA Boeing Co's 737 MAX 8 and 9 planes will be grounded for weeks if not longer until a software upgrade can be tested and installed, U.S. lawmakers said on Thursday, as officials in France prepare to begin analysing the black boxes from a jet that crashed in Ethiopia. | Video

Grieving families of Ethiopia crash victims angry at delays

14 Mar 2019

ADDIS ABABA/GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia Families of some of the 157 victims of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 stormed out of a meeting with the airline on Thursday, complaining they were not being given timely information, as others paid their respects at the burnt crash site. The airline had called a meeting with families in a hotel in Addis Ababa but around 100 relatives walked out.

Families of Ethiopian plane disaster victims steel themselves for journey to crash site

14 Mar 2019

ADDIS ABABA, March 14 Ethiopians clad in traditional mourning shawls and other black clothing gathered silently in a hotel conference room in Addis Ababa on Thursday, the loved ones of victims of ET Flight 302, before boarding buses headed for the crash site.

Athletics - Haile Gebrselassie slams IAAF move to cut Diamond League disciplines

12 Mar 2019

ADDIS ABABA The IAAF's decision to limit the longest event in the Diamond League circuit to 3,000 metres will "disproportionately affect" Ethiopia and Kenya, two powerhouses of middle and long-distance events, running great Haile Gebrselassie has said.

Ethiopia crash bodies will take days to release

12 Mar 2019

ADDIS ABABA Families of those killed aboard Ethiopia Airlines flight 302 must wait at least five days to begin receiving some victims' remains, the company said on Tuesday, though the identification of others is expected to take much longer.

U.S. says 737 MAX safe to fly after Ethiopia crash; Boeing shares dip

12 Mar 2019

GARA-BOKKA, Ethiopia/WASHINGTON The United States told airlines it was safe to fly 737 MAX 8 planes on Monday as investigators found two black box recorders that will help piece together the final moments of an Ethiopian Airlines jet before it plunged to the ground on Sunday. | Video

Ethiopia crash bodies will take days to release

12 Mar 2019

ADDIS ABABA Families of those killed aboard Ethiopia Airlines flight 302 must wait at least five days to begin receiving some victims' remains, the company said on Tuesday, though the identification of others is expected to take much longer.

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