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Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

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Added On March 13, 2019

 The data recorder and voice recorder from Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 have been recovered, following the plane's deadly crash on Sunday.

 
The Nairobi-bound Boeing 737-8 MAX crashed minutes after take-off from the Ethiopian capital, killing all 157 people aboard.
   
Ethiopian Airlines says it is monitoring the situation closely and providing all necessary support to the families of the deceased.
 
The airlines has also suspended commercial operations of all Boeing 737-Max 8 aircraft.
 
On Monday, the UN General Assembly and the Security Council separately observed a minute of silence for the UN staff members killed in the crash.
 
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres took a moment to extend his deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims.
 
SOUNDBITE (English): ANTONIO GUTERRES, UN Secretary-General
"Yesterday's terrible air crash in Ethiopia took the lives of all those onboard, including at least 21 of our UN colleagues, according to the latest information, not to mention an undetermined number of people that has been working close to the UN. I extend my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of all the victims, to the government of people of Ethiopia, and all these affected by this disaster."
 
Ethiopian Airlines Flight was the second crash involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 airplane.
 
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has not taken any actions regarding the aircraft. 
 
It said however that “all data will be closely examined during this investigation, and the FAA will take appropriate action if the data indicates the need to do so.”
 
The FAA's decision to hold off taking action came despite calls from activist groups to ground U.S.-based Boeing 737 Max 8 planes, as some other countries and airlines have done.