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Ethiopian Airlines crash: No bodies found in wreckage of doomed Boeing 737 Max 8

No bodies were recovered from the wreckage of the doomed Ethiopian Airline’s Boeing plane, it today emerged.

Investigators at the crash site have scoured through debris of the Boeing 737 Max 8 since Sunday’s tragedy .

But Ethiopian Airlines today confirmed only tiny remains of the plane have been found intact.

"There were no bodies," a spokesman for the airline said.

The black boxes, which record data, were found at the crash site in Bishoftu, Ethiopia and will be analysed in Paris, France.

Germany’s federal agency responsible for investigating air accidents will not analyse the black box, after a spokesman for the airline originally said the country would examine it.

An unidentified picture found by investigators at the crash site of Ethiopian Air Lines flight ET302

Debris lies strewn across the ground in Ethiopia

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All 157 people on board the plane died in the disaster which has rocked the global aviation industry .

Nine victims were Brits, including United Nations worker Joanna Toole , of Exmouth, Devon.

The 36-year-old dedicated her life to animal welfare.

Clothing can be seen piled up by the debris

Fragmented parts of the jet lie at the crash site

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Her dad Adrian said: "I was very proud of her in the job she did but I was always querying how many flights she had to do.

"I can honestly say that in all the hundreds of flights she must have taken I didn’t want her to get on one.

"I don’t fly myself and I always felt nervous about her flying."

A witness says the plane, flying from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia to Nairobi, Kenya, was "swerving and dipping" and spewing smoke "from the back" as it crashed just minutes after take-off on Sunday morning.

Gebeyehu Fikadu, 25, told CNN  he was collecting firewood on a mountain with three other people when he watched the plane go down.

No bodies have been recovered from the wreckage

Ethiopian Federal policemen stand near engine parts at the scene

He said: "I was in the mountain nearby when I saw the plane reach the mountain before turning around with a lot of smoke coming from the back and then crashed at this site.

"It crashed with a large boom. When it crashed luggage and clothes came burning down.

"Before it crashed the plane was swerving and dipping with a lot of smoke coming from the back and also making a very loud unpleasant sound before hitting the ground."

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