In a Fri Feb 12 release, Earthtimes says Lebanon announced 45 bodies had been retrieved and their DNA identified them as passengers of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409. 83 passengers and seven crew (or 82 passengers and 8 crew?) died in the 4 minute flight from Beirut international airport into the Mediterranean. However as we can not confirm that number anywhere, we believe the confirmed dna-identified deaths are of a much smaller number.
U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the French Bureau d’Enquêtes et d’Analyses pour la Sécurité de l’Aviation Civile and Boeing are participating in the investigation.