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Crashed Ethiopian 737's missing CVR section found

Recovery personnel at the scene of last month's Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 crash have retrieved a crucial missing section of the jet's cockpit-voice recorder.

Part of the Honeywell recorder was recovered from the crash site, off the Lebanese coast, last week.

But a cylindrical memory unit from the device was missing.

The Lebanese defence ministry states today that "intensive efforts" by military personnel and divers have resulted in this additional section being found.

Ethiopian CVR
 © Lebanese defence ministry

Search teams had already located and retrieved the flight-data recorder from the 737, which came down in the Mediterranean Sea shortly after taking off from Beirut.

This device has already been transported to France's accident investigation agency Bureau d'Enquetes et d'Analyses.

Flight ET409 had been operating from Beirut to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. None of the 90 passengers and crew members survived.

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