Ethiopian Airline: Investigators begin crash probe


nvestigators and rescue teams have been going through the wreckage of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 since Sunday morning when the plane crashed minutes after take-off.

It’s a slow, delicate process as much of the aircraft shattered into pieces on impact in a farmland near the town of Bishoftu, 60km (37 miles) south-east of the capital, Addis Ababa.

Debris from the plane and some personal belongings are scattered all over the crash scene, which is about the size of a football pitch.

Excavators have been deployed to dig through the big crater that was created when the plane hit the ground.

Authorities say the focus is the recovery of the victims’ remains.

The aircraft manufacturer Boeing says its investigators will join the team searching for clues into why the plane crashed.

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has promised a thorough investigation into the incident and vowed to make the findings public.

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