The pilot of that plane reported control problems.
The FAA has said that the Boeing 737 will not fly until a software update can be tested and installed.
The plane vanished from radar at 10,800 feet.
Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam said the doomed flight's captain was an experienced aviator with more than 8,000 flight hours. Addis Ababa is surrounded by hills and, immediately to the north, the Entoto Mountains.
France's Bureau of Inquiry and Analysis for Civil Aviation Safety has confirmed that it took possession of the flight data and cockpit voice recorders on Thursday.
The French air accident investigation agency BEA tweeted Saturday that technical work on the recorder had started.
Just minutes after takeoff, the simulator plane crashed, like what happened in reality.
"We are waiting for the results".
French authorities are now examining the Ethiopian aircraft to determine why the new plane crashed just minutes after takeoff.
"This kind of investigation needs considerable amount of time to reach concrete conclusions".
As of 12:50 p.m. ET Friday, Air Canada's stock was down 1.2 per cent this week from Monday, the day after the Ethiopian Airline crash involving the Max 8 which killed 157, including 18 Canadians. Passengers from more than 30 nations were aboard. However, authorities say they will issue death certificates within two weeks. Collection of DNA samples from relatives had begun.
Victim identification would be done to scientific worldwide standards, and internationally-recognized organizations such as Interpol were going to be involved in the process, she said.
Families have been told it could take up to six months to identify remains. "I would like to emphasize his record and that he was a rising star at Ethiopian Airlines". In October, a Lion Air jet crashed in Indonesia killing all 189 people on board.
The Ethiopian investigation into the crash is being assisted by teams from around the world, including the United States and France.
Air Canada announced on Friday that it would suspend its financial guidance for the first quarter and full year of 2019 due to uncertainty caused by the suspension of Max 8 flights and Boeing's recent decision to pause deliveries to airline customers.