ET409: Airline accuses authorities of misleading investigation

Ethiopian Airlines chief Girma Wake accused Lebanese authorities on Wednesday of making misleading comments on the cause of the Ethiopian plane’s crash in January. Wake said that his main concern is with “the authorities who come out with guesses every morning,” rather than the investigators. “I am not happy with the way they are handling […]

ET409: Ethiopian Airlines defends pilot, blames sabotage

A dispute raged between Ethiopian Airlines and Beirut over the reasons behind last month’s plane crash that killed all 90 people on board. The Boeing 737-800 bound for Addis Ababa crashed minutes after takeoff from Beirut airport in stormy weather on January 25. “Reports that a pilot error was the cause of the disaster are […]

Small plane crashes into a building in Austin, Texas

A small plane crashed into a seven-story office building in Austin, Texas, on Thursday. Reports from the scene were sketchy shortly after the crash, but it appeared from televised images that the plane hit the lower floor of the building alongside Highway 183. Damage to the front of the building appeared extensive. Witnesses told television […]

Lebanese army identifies location of ET409 wreckage and black boxes

The  Lebanese army has identified the location of the flight recorders   ( black boxes)   and the wreckage of the  Ethiopian   as being about 8 km ( 5 miles )  from the Beirut  airport and at  a depth of 1300 meters ( 4262 ft).  New TV has reported   that  these need  highly […]

ET409 crash: Aridi says the boxes will provide the answers

Lebanon’s Transport and Public Works Minister Ghazi Aridi said today no one knows exactly what happened to the plane, and the flight recorders ( black boxes) will provide the answers. He cautioned against blaming ET409 plane crash on the pilot calling this ” pure speculation at this stage in the investigation” Aridi said the pilot […]

ET409: conflicting reports about the wreckage

There were many conflicting reports Tuesday about whether the wreckage of Ethiopian airline flight ET409 which crashed in the Mediterranean sea off Lebanon coast Monday was found or not. Future News television said the plane had been located on the sea-bed and that work is underway to lift the wreckage However Minister of Public Works […]

ET409 crash: French investigation team arrived in Beirut

Two members from the French Accident Investigation Bureau for Civil Aviation (BEA) arrived in Beirut to participate in the ongoing investigations in the Ethiopian ET409 plane crash. Among the names on the passenger list was that of Marla Sanchez Pietton, the wife of the French ambassador to Lebanon. The French embassy yesterday declined to comment […]