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Black box of Ethiopian Airlines’s Boeing 737 Max shows similarities with Lion Air crash

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The black box of the Ethiopian Airlines' Boeing 737 Max that crashed on March 17 has been recovered and initial findings pointed to many similarities to Lion Air's crashed plane in Indonesia that happened in October last year.

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Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines' aviation accidents both involved the Boeing 737 Max 8 and according to Ethiopia's transport minister, based on the data retrieved so far from the black box, the crashes were similar in many ways.

While declining to give details, Dagmawit Moges told journalists the parallels would be the "subject of further study during the investigation," with a preliminary report issued in "30 days".

Dagmawit Moges, the Ethiopian Transport Minister, told journalists on Sunday, March 17 that the black box of the Ethiopian flight is in very good condition and all the data and recorders are clear.

She added that it contained enough date for the experts to figure out what really happened to flight ET 302 that crashed on March 10, killing all 157 people aboard.

According to BBC News, in both Lion Air and Ethiopian Airlines' plane crashes, flight tracking data revealed that the aircrafts' altitude had changed sharply.

It seems that both planes experienced irregular climbs and descents which suggest that the pilots struggled to gain control of the erratic plane.

Moges said that they will release more information within one month and a detailed report is to be expected.

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