Ethiopian Airlines has said that it will take days for bodies of those who died in Sunday’s tragic plane crash to be released to families.
157 people on board the Ethiopia Airlines flight 302 were killed in the crash after the aircraft reportedly developed fault.
Officials of the airline on Tuesday said it will take at least five days to identify some bodies before giving them to families.
The airline crashed shortly after taking off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. It was en-route to Nairobi Kenya.
The pilot of #ET302 (Boeing 737 MAX 8) is said to have reported difficulties with the aircraft to ATC. The aircraft that crashed had over 30 nationalities on board.
Ethiopian Airlines spokesman Asrat Begashaw told reporters in Addis Ababa on Tuesday that “The process of identifying the victims will take at least five days.”
“Families will be notified,” he added during his interaction with the media.
Black boxes retrieved
Two black boxes from the crashed flight were recovered on Monday.
Ethiopian officials said some of the devices recovered from the crash site include the jet’s cockpit voice recorder and the digital flight data recorder.
These devices will significantly help in understanding what led to the crash of the Boeing jet.
Meanwhile some countries have grounded their fleet of Boeing aircraft. They want assurances from Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration that it is safe to fly.