(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) — An Ethiopian official said a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed 157 on March 10 will be made public later this week. The final report may take months to complete but a preliminary report may be released “anytime soon,” said the spokesman for Ethiopia’s transport ministry.

“A date has not been set but it will be released later this week,” Mussie Yiheyis told The Associated Press Tuesday, adding that a high ranking government official will announce the preliminary result. “The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board, France’s BEA and an Ethiopian Transport Ministry department have been conducting the investigation,” he said. “It has been conducted as per International Civil Aviation Organization rules and regulations.”

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