Ethiopian Airlines on Monday said that the data and voice recorders on

the crashed aircraft that killed all 157 aboard on Sunday have been


The Nairobi-bound Boeing 737-8 MAX crashed near Bishoftu town,

about 45 km from the capital, Addis Ababa, just minutes from take-off

from Bole International Airport, the airline said in a statement.

Earlier on Monday, Ethiopian Airlines announced its decision to

suspend commercial operations of all Boeing 737-Max 8 aircraft.

In another development, Indonesia is considering helping Ethiopian

authorities investigate the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines aircraft, an

official said.

The crash on Sunday was the second involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 in

just over four months, after a flight operated by Indonesian budget

carrier Lion Air plummeted into the Java Sea shortly after take-off on

October 29, killing 189 people.

The KNKT found evidence of technical errors in its preliminary report

on the Lion Air crash