Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 409 flight recorders located

by B. N. Sullivan

Ethiopian AirlinesAccording to Reuters, a U.S. navy vessel has located the flight recorders from Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 409, the Boeing 737-800 that crashed shortly after takeoff from Beirut earlier this week. A brief news item reporting the find quoted a security official in Lebanon who said, "The U.S. ship located the black boxes 1,300 metres underwater and 8 km west of Beirut airport."

Let's hope the recorders can be recovered now and that their contents are able to be read.

More to follow as details become available.

[Hat tip to Twitter user @SamerKaram for the link to the Reuters article.]

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