BEA, the French agency for civil aviation safety, has begun technical work on the cockpit voice recorder from the Boeing 737 Max that crashed in Ethiopia, it said in a tweet on Saturday.

⚠️🇬🇧 03/10 accident #Boeing737Max @flyethiopian / Technical work on the CVR by @BEA_Aero is starting in coordination with the Ethiopian investigation team. / communication on their behalf. / @NTSB_Newsroom @FAANews @EASA @BoeingAirplanes are attending.

— BEA | Bureau d'Enquêtes & d'Analyses ✈️ 🚁🛩 🇫🇷 (@BEA_Aero) March 16, 2019

The work is being done in coordination with the Ethiopian investigation team. The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing Co. are also taking part.

In Ethiopia today, Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said that it would take between five and six months to identify the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines jet.

BEA posted photos on its Twitter account of the recorder provided by the Ethiopian investigation team.

⚠️🇬🇧 03/10 accident to the #Boeing737Max @BoeingAirplanes ET-AVJ operated by @flyethiopian / First pictures of the CVR provided by the Ethiopian investigation team. / communication on their behalf. pic.twitter.com/iQE2sbOkmw

— BEA | Bureau d'Enquêtes & d'Analyses ✈️ 🚁🛩 🇫🇷 (@BEA_Aero) March 16, 2019

Ethiopia and France signed a memorandum of understanding to formalize the technical work to be done on the cockpit voice recorder and flight data recorder on Friday.

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