Process to identify remains from Ethiopian Airlines crash underway

Flight Simulator Shows What It's Like Inside Plane Just Before Crash

A voice from the cockpit of the Boeing BA.N 737 MAX requested to climb to 14,000 feet above sea level - about 6,400 feet above the airport - before urgently asking to return, the source told Reuters on condition of anonymity because the recording is part of an ongoing investigation. Addis Ababa is surrounded by hills and, immediately to the north, the Entoto Mountains. The United States and many other countries have grounded the Max 8s as the USA -based company faces the challenge of proving the jets are safe to fly amid suspicions that faulty sensors and software contributed to the two crashes that killed 346 people in less than six months.

Just minutes after takeoff, the simulator plane crashed, like what happened in reality.

The black boxes from the Ethiopian craft, which was only a few months old and crashed minutes after takeoff, are being analyzed by the French authorities to determine the cause of the accident.

"We were told by the company that we will be given a kilo (of earth) each for burial at Selassie Church for a funeral they will organize", said one family member who asked not to be named.

A mass memorial service for the dead is planned in Addis Ababa to take place Sunday, one week after the crash.

Ethiopian Minster of Transport Dagmawit Moges said it will likely take five to six months to complete the identification, but DNA samples were already being collected from the relatives of victims to aid in the process.

"His dream was to be a pilot", said Meno Getachew Tessema, 39, Yared's brother. All 189 people onboard were killed.

The move came after a growing number of airlines and countries decided not to fly the planes or ban them from their airspace until it is determined there are no safety issues.

Flyadeal ordered 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8s last December with purchasing options for 20 more in a deal that Boeing said was worth $5.9 billion at list prices.

At least four American pilots later complained of the same problem with the aircraft, according to documents reviewed by AFP on the Aviation Safety Reporting System, a voluntary incident database maintained by NASA.

Boeing was criticized after the Lion Air crash for allegedly failing to adequately inform 737 pilots about the functioning of the stall prevention system.

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