Growing crowd of families at Ethiopia crash site

HEJERE, Ethiopia (AP) — Relatives have been wailing and beating their chests at the site of the Ethiopian Airlines crash as others picked through the rubble for any sign of the 157 people who died.

Some family members have expressed frustration with the pace of the investigation and release of information.

While a bulldozer navigates the dusty scene with piles of debris, investigators, searchers and others wander the ground, some with large clear plastic bags. Blue plastic sheeting covers the wreckage of the plane.

People from 35 countries died in Sunday’s crash. More families arrived yesterday.

France said it will analyse the data from the plane’s black box.

The French air accident investigation authority, known by its French acronym BEA, said it will handle the analysis of the black boxes retrieved from the crash site of the Ethiopian Airlines jet that left 157 people dead.

A BEA official told The Associated Press that they have already arrived in France but gave no time frame on how long the analysis could take.

Relatives react at the scene where the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed. – AP