Ethiopian Flight’s ‘Black Box,’ Data Recorder Recovered But Reportedly Damaged

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Rescue workers sifting through the crash site where Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed said on Monday that they recovered the aircraft’s so-called “black box” Monday.

Ethiopian Airlines announced on Twitter that the Digital Flight Data Recorder and Cockpit Voice Recorder had both been recovered from the crash site at Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, located some 31 miles south of where the plane took off from the capital of Addis Ababa.

However, an airline official told The Associated Press the box is partially damaged and cautioned: “we will see what we can retrieve from it.”

Ethiopian Airlines’ spokesman Asrat Begashaw told reporters that forensic experts from Israel had arrived to help with the investigation.

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