Ethiopian Airlines crash victims' families offered burnt in place of bodies

Ethiopian Airlines crash victims' families offered burnt in place of bodies

Dagmawit Moges told journalists that the condition of the "black boxes" - the data and voice record was good and that enough data had been recovered that her ministry's Accident Investigation Bureau would release a preliminary report on what happened to Flight 302 in just 30 days.

Ethiopian Airlines has offered the relatives of 157 victims of last Sunday's Boeing 737 Max plane crash bags of scorched earth to bury in place of their loved ones, reports say.

The 737 Max 8 and 9 have been grounded worldwide since the Ethiopia crash, and last Friday, industry sources said Boeing plans to upgrade the MCAS system in the "coming weeks".

Suspicions emerged that faulty sensors and software may have contributed to the crashes.

The Times also noted that elements of the safety review were handed off to Boeing to complete, rather than the Federal Aviation Administration, which has issues with funding and "has over the years delegated increasing authority to Boeing to take on more of the work of certifying the safety of its own airplanes".

The Times also revealed that 737 pilots were not informed about the implementation of MCAS to their planes.

Moreover, Russell Lewis, southern bureau chief for NPR News, said on Sunday via "All Things Considered" radio show, that the Boeing 737 Max 8 involved in both accidents feature an anti-stall system created to drive the nose of the plane down when flight control systems detect an issue with low airspeed and this may have caused the aircrafts to plunge.

An official from France's BEA air crash investigation agency speaks near the machines used to listen to tapes that are recovered from black boxes.

Crash investigators have been wary about linking the two incidents, but safety experts claim that two crashes within such a short time of a new aircraft are unprecedented.

The planes in both crashes flew with erratic altitude changes that indicated the pilots struggled to override fatal nose dives triggered by automated controls.

The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 plane which crashed, killing all 157 onboard.

Meanwhile, the United States agency that regulates civil aviation said Sunday it followed "standard" procedures in certifying the Boeing jetliner.

"The soil came as it became impossible to identify bodies and hand over remains to family members", a family member said.

- Graphs of the two sets of data are "very, very similar", the person said on Monday.

Ethiopian Airlines aviation staff gathered Sunday at Bole International Airport to remember the two pilots and six crew members on the flight who died in the crash. "He was the pillar for his whole family", Mr Bilew said.

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