Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 flight recorders recovered from crash site

Ethiopian Airlines have reported that the cockpit voice recorder and the digital flight data recorder from the plane that crashed on Sunday have been recovered by investigators.

The Boeing 737 Max-8 Flight ET 302 crashed six minutes after take-off en route from Addis Ababa to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, killing all 157 people on board.

Meanwhile, several airlines have grounded the model following the crash.

The aircraft came down near the town of Bishoftu, 60km (37 miles) south-east of the capital at 08:44 local time (05:44 GMT) and several airlines have responded by grounding the model as a precaution.

There were more than 30 nationalities on board the flight, including 7 Britons and an Irish national.

This latest incident brings the African carrier’s death toll to 482 across 22 fatal incidents since its inception in 1965, according to information from the Flight Safety Foundation.

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