PARIS LE BOURGET AIRPORT – Since Friday the Flight Data Recorder (FDR) and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR) of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX are being analysed. The black box arrived in Paris on Thursday at Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, where it was transferred to Paris Le Bourget Airport.
An Ethiopian investigation Team delivered the black box to BEA (Bureau d’Enquêtes & d’Analyses). The Ethiopians asked BEA to analyse the black box of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines B737 MAX 8. The NTSB is dispatching three investigators to France.
The Seattle Times reports today that investigators of the Ethiopian air crash Flight ET302 also found a jackscrew – a part that moves the horizontal tail of the aircraft – and it indicates that the tail was in an unusual position, according to an aviation safety consultant briefed on the findings.
Boeing – meanwhile – plans to continue production and keep its 737 supply chain and assembly lines moving, even as investigators continue to look into the causes of both crashes that together killed 350 people and led governments across the globe to ground the aircraft.
(Top photo: BEA)