By Tara Patel
French aviation safety agency is said not to be handling it
France’s authority did initial work downloading the data
France’s civil aviation safety authority won’t be analyzing flight-recorder data from the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed earlier this month, killing all aboard the Boeing Co. 737 Max aircraft, according to a person familiar with the investigation.
No reason was given for the decision, which could be announced as soon as late Wednesday by Ethiopian authorities, said the person, who asked not be be named because the information isn’t public.
--With assistance from Nizar Manek and Ryan Been