Ethiopia Airlines crash investigation

The aircraft's data recorders will be sent to the U.S. or Europe.
2:32 | 03/13/19

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We move overseas now to the latest on the Ethiopian plane crash are Matt Gutman is in Ethiopia and he has the latest from there Matt. Byron the decision tissue about whose data recorders has been made and question now is where will they go and win and that is being hotly debated in the building behind me including with US officials. Folks have been in there for hours trying to decide where this will go now we've heard reports. That would be more quick to send the quarters to Europe but of course US officials are pushing Ford to go. To the United States because that's were Boeing the manufacturer. Of the 737 Max eights is based now. We spoke to investigators and they say that they are shocked that it's taken three days. Just to come to the decision to ship out the recorders that. A lot of wasted time and of course they'll take. Several more days to actually open the boxes determine how damage they may or may not be and then extracting information. Oftentimes it's not just like. Playing record on an iPhone or on a boom box or something so that process take some time. Additionally investigators at the crash site told us that. They were dismayed at how contaminated it was they were shocked. To see that officials originally had brought in diggers to dig through the wreckage and while we were there we saw hundreds of villagers just. Picking through the remains a cordon. Was not nearly far back enough and people were going through. The clothes bags in of course pieces of fuselage and even engine that had been left. Across this field in a very rule roll part of Ethiopia. Now the question about what happened near still remains to be seen right now the Ethiopian government remains the lead investigator. You obviously have to cooperate with whatever European or American authorities and get taking control of the bout black boxes. Those black boxes are going to yield the critical data that will tell us. What happened on this flight and I was going to be hugely important for slowing it's still has 772. 737 Max is operating in the United States out of thousands of planes but still they want to keep those going as long as they can't and until they find. Any specific evidence indicating that there are something faulty. Either with the planes themselves. Or with the training of pilots on how to fly those planes all of this is going to take place in the coming days. But right now the biggest decision yet to be made. Is being debated in that building behind me. Byron. Are meg got men in his view the math thank you so much.

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