ET409: Search for victims, debris to resume Friday morning


Lebanon’s stormy weather has resulted in suspension effort of searching for victims and the debris of the Ethiopian plane flight ET409 that crashed off the Lebanese coast.

Weather conditions are expected to improve later on Thursday.

The search is set to resume at 6 am on Friday according to the daily As-Safir newspaper

Ocean Alert, which has been scanning Lebanese waters since after the crash, returned to Beirut port due to the storm, according to local reports

The Lebanese government has formally asked the U.S.-based Odyssey Marine Explorations to send a submarine to help in retrieving the victims, more parts of the plane and the black box.