Ethiopia to Send 737's Black Boxes to Europe in Snub to U.S.

  • Government is still choosing which country will do analysis

  • Unusual decision follows FAA’s isolation in not grounding Max

By Christopher Jasper, Nizar Manek and Birgit Jennen, March 12 2019
(Bloomberg) --
Ethiopia will ask European air-safety experts to analyze black boxes from a crashed Boeing Co. jet in a sign U.S. authorities aren’t trusted to determine the cause of the disaster after ruling that the model is safe to fly.The government hasn’t yet decided exactly where to send the data and voice recorders, though European bodies will be approached, Ethiopian Airlines, which operated the crashed 737 Max jet, said Wednesday. Germany said it won’t be taking the boxes, citing technical complications.
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