On March 10, the world was hit by the news that a passenger aircraft operated by Africa’s top national carrier had crashed. The reference point for the information was solely the office of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
It remained the most quoted source for hours before the flier, Ethiopian Airlines, confirmed with further details of the said incident.
The focus of this article is to put as much information as possible on the crash, straddling the before, during and aftermath of what is one of the deadliest incidents Ethiopian has faced in recent years.
You can read about the following areas below:
Germany rejects, France accepts ‘black box analysis’
US govt orders Boeing to ground all 737 MAX 9 and 9 jets
Ethiopian Airlines CEO wants Boeing to ground 737 MAX planes
Black boxes to be sent to Germany
Airline CEO visits Bole International Airport
Boeing team on ground in Addis Ababa
Ethiopia appreciates global solidarity
Black box retrieved from crash site
PHOTOS: Search and rescue mission on site
Who are the victims?
Strong defense for Ethiopian’s safety record
The Boeing 737 MAX8 – multi-pronged pressure
PHOTOS: Memorial service in Addis Ababa
Previous accidents by Ethiopian Airline
The quality of information flow: govt and airline
African, world leaders send condolences
The departure and destination of ET302
How long did the flight last, casualty list
POEM: Travel gathered 157, death swooped
About Ethiopian – Africa’s aviation leader
France accepts to analyze black box
France’s air accident investigation agency BEA will analyse black-box flight recorders from a Boeing 737 MAX 8 which crashed near Addis Ababa on Sunday, a spokesman said.
Ethiopian Airlines said earlier it would send the two cockpit voice and data recorders abroad for analysis.
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GRIEVING FAMILIES WEEP FOR RELATIVES AT ETHIOPIA CRASH SITE
The French announcement resolved uncertainty over the fate of the two recorders after Germany’s BFU said it had declined a request to handle them because it could not process the new type of recorder used on the 737 MAX jets, in service since 2017