Data of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) from the crashed Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 have been successfully downloaded for analysis in investigation, said France’s Bureau of Investigation and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety, or BEA, on Saturday.
A Boeing 737 MAX 8, bound for Nairobi, Kenya, crashed shortly after taking off from the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa on March 10, killing all 157 people on board, including eight crew members.
The plane’s CVR and Flight Data Recorder (FDR), known commonly as the “black boxes,” were recovered on March 11 and later sent to France at the request of Ethiopian authorities.
The BEA said they have sent the downloaded voice document to Ethiopian investigators.
According to Ethiopian Minister of Transportation Siraj Fegessa, all sides are making utmost efforts to make an accurate judgment on the accident, but it may take a long time.