ET409 crash: Aridi says advanced submarines will aid in search


Lebanon’s Transportation and Public Works Minister Ghazi al-Aridi said on Saturday that advanced submarines were on-route to Lebanon to aid in search operations of the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET409 crash.

“We did not expect to discover that 10 kilometers from the Lebanese shore, there are depths that go beyond 1300 meters.” Aridi said

During Friday’s cabinet meeting it was revealed that the company that owns Ocean Alert ( which identified the location of the black boxes ) will be sending soon Odyssey Explorer which has the capability of taking high-resolution photos that will help in recovering the plane’s fuselage from the bottom of the sea .

The minister said the government is dedicated to uncovering the truth behind the plane crash and that the efforts of investigators would uncover answers.

“The best international investigative experts, specialized in aviation accidents, are in Lebanon and are carrying out their technical duties without being influenced by anything,” he added.