Ethiopian Airlines claims the Lebanese government has failed to provide access to information regarding the investigation of the cause of the crash of Ethiopian Airliners crash of a flight from Beirut to Addis Jan. 25 that took 90 lives.
Ethiopian Airlines chief executive officer Girma Wake told VOA the government of Lebanon, which is leading the investigation, has shown little cooperation. Joel Siegfried, a nationally syndicated aviation columnist for examiner.com says the government of Lebanon is not transparent about its operations.
The flight and cockpit voice recorders are being examined by BEA in Paris. The examination is expected to take many months.
Reporter Henok Fente also talked to Duncan Schofield, the head of Honeywell Aeronautics, the company that manufactured the cockpit recorder devices, known as "black boxes," that have been recovered from the crash site in the Mediterranean. Schofield said there is a way of knowing if the evidence was tampered with.
Listen to the report in Amharic