Black box of crashed Ethiopian airliner recovered

09:48, February 08, 2010      

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Rescuers carry the debris of the Boeing 737-800 passenger plane of Ethiopian Airlines that crashed off the Lebanese coast, south of the capital Beirut, on Jan. 25, 2010. (Xinhua)

One of two black boxes has been recovered from the Ethiopian airliner that crashed off the coast of Lebanon on January 25, Lebanon's state-run National News Agency reported on Sunday.

The report said Lebanese navy commandos recovered the black box and it was currently placed in Beirut navy base. The black box will be given to an investigating committee.


A Rescuer picks up the debris of the Boeing 737-800 passenger plane of Ethiopian Airlines that crashed off the Lebanese coast, south of the capital Beirut, on Jan. 25, 2010. (Xinhua)

Lebanese Public Works and Transportation Minister Ghazi Aridi announced on Saturday that the two boxes had been located and Lebanese army divers had gone down to retrieve them.

Meanwhile, the local Future TV reported on Sunday that the entire fuselage of the Ethiopian plane was located, and the recovery efforts is now underway.

The plane, with 90 people on board, crashed into the Mediterranean sea shortly after takeoff from Beirut's Rafiq Hariri International Airport. No survivor was found.

Source: Xinhua
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