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Ethiopian flight crash shows 'similarities' to Indonesian crash

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<p>Preliminary review of the data recovered from the black boxes of the Ethiopian Airlines crash showed similarities to the Indonesian flight crash last October.</p> <p>According to a spokesman for the Ethiopian Ministry of Transport, analysis from the data shows that the aircraft’s altitude bumped sharply as both experienced erratic climbs and descents.</p> <p>The spokesman added that his ministry will release more information in three or four days. </p> <p>The Ethiopian Airlines flight Boeing 737 <span class="caps">MAX</span> 8 crashed near Addis Ababa, minutes after take-off on March 10, killing all 157 people on board.</p> <p>The flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder were found and sent to Paris for analysis by France’s Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety. </p> <p>The United States said Sunday the recorder data have not been affirmed and the investigation is still in the early stage.</p> <p>It also said the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board will provide help in analyzing the data recovered from the black boxes.</p> <p>The crash was the second of the Boeing 737 Max jet in less than five months. A Lion Air jet crashed in Indonesia on October 29 last year, killing 189 people.</p> <p><strong>Reuters</strong></p>
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