By Tara Patel and Nizar Manek, March 21 2019
Ethiopian, U.S, French, EU experts to take part in probe
As pressure on planemaker mounts, explaining crash is critical
Air-crash experts are gathering in Ethiopia to analyze black-box data from a Boeing Co. 737 Max jetliner as controversy over the model’s safety intensifies following two fatal disasters in less than five months.
Experts from Ethiopia, the U.S., France and the European Union will take part in the analysis of cockpit voice and flight data recorders, the Ethiopian Transport Ministry said Thursday in an emailed statement. A preliminary report will be prepared following standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization, it said.