After the accident of Ethiopian Airlines flight yesterday, rescue workers today have started their finding. However, no survivors were found after the crash.
The Boeing 737-800 carried 8 crews and 82 passengers and went down in flames after taking off from Beirut amid lightning and thunderstorms on Monday. Twenty-five bodies have been recovered from the Mediterranean Sea after the crash. The left ones have not been found and were feared dead.
The cause of the accident is now still under investigation as searchers have been trying to find the plane’s black box and data recorder.
The United States and other countries have sent rescue teams and equipment to find the passengers on the plane. Many hours after the accident, parts and remains of the plane were floating on the sea. Rescuers found a baby sandal, passenger seats, suitcases, and other items washing ashore.
Witnesses of the crash said that they saw the plane broke up into three pieces when it headed into the sea.
25 bodies found after the crashed were taken to the Government Hospital and covered with wool blankets. Wife of a French ambassador, Mrs. Marla Pietton, was also killed in the crash.
The airline said that 54 out of 90 passengers were Lebanese and 23 were Ethiopians.
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri also joined in the tour to find victims of the crash by helicopter. The minister announced Monday the mourning day to remember about the dead. He told reporters that the exact cause for the plane crash will only be identified after rescue teams found the flight black box.
Ethiopian Airlines is known as one of the best airliners in Africa number of passengers. It was found in 1946 and it is one of the safest airlines in the world with only three accidents in its long history.
The crash plane on Monday was the first one since 1996 in which 125 out of 175 passengers found dead.
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