Hejere, Ethiopia – An emergency response team from Israel, dispatched to Ethiopia to search for remains of victims of the Ethiopian Airlines disaster, said they are frustrated because they have not been able to access the site where the plane crashed.
Members of the ZAKA team were seen at the site earlier this week, but they were not permitted to extract material. An Israeli official said the team in Ethiopia is frustrated.
Two Israelis were among the 157 killed in the plane crash.
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 are expected to arrive on Thursday.
France says it will analyze the data from the plane’s black box.