Grieving families given earth from Ethiopian crash site

Leroy Wright
March 17, 2019

Papers given to the families at the Skylight Hotel on Saturday said death certificates would be issued within two weeks, and an initial payment made to cover immediate expenses.

Experts say it is too soon to know what caused the crash, but aviation authorities worldwide have grounded Boeing's 737 Maxes, as concerns over the plane caused the company's share price to tumble by around 10 per cent.

The person said that under the victim´s Jewish faith, no funeral could be held until his remains were returned, and the six-month delay was stressing the victim´s family.

The record-breaking plane's debut was supposed to be a more extravagant affair open to the public, but the manufacturer limited the event to employees only following the recent Ethiopian Airlines crash involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, reported Travel and Leisure.

The French air accident investigation agency BEA tweeted Saturday that technical work on the recorder began.

The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has sent about 16 members to assist the investigation, she said.

Ethiopian Airlines flight 302, which crashed killing 157 people, had an unusually high speed after take-off before the plane reported problems and asked permission to climb quickly, said a source who has listened to the air traffic control recording.

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The Ethiopian disaster and a crash previous year in Indonesia were both of the Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.

The aircraft's flight data recorder (FDR) and cockpit voice recorder (CVR), or black boxes as they are often called, have been recovered and investigators are hoping they will shed light on the tragedy. Acting Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) administrator Daniel Elwell has said he does not know how long the U.S. grounding will last.

The crew can't do anything about it, and in the simulator; Aimer could not control the plane.

Speaking in a "panicky voice", the doomed aircraft's captain requested permission to return to the airport nearly immediately after takeoff as the plane "accelerated to abnormal speed", the newspaper reported Thursday, citing a person who had reviewed the air traffic communications.

Boeing said it supports the grounding of its planes as a precautionary step, while reiterating "full confidence" in their safety. It pointed to possible similarities to the Lion Air crash.

This is the 737 Max's automatic anti-stalling system which is created to keep the plane from stalling.

Boeing and United States air safety regulators have been at odds over how much pilot training will be required along with the software fix, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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