March 11, 2019 / 10:54 AM / 9 days ago

Recovered black box from Ethiopian Airlines crashed flight is cockpit voice recorder: state TV

Civilians watch over the operations at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

ADDIS (Reuters) - The black box recovered from the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday is the cockpit voice recorder, Ethiopian state TV said on Monday.

Investigators at the crash site recovered the recorder, TV said.

The passenger jet bound for Nairobi crashed minutes after take-off, killing all 157 people on board and raising questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 MAX 8, a new model that also crashed in Indonesia in October.

Reporting by Aaron Maasho; Writing by Maggie Fick; Editing by Toby Chopra

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