Mudslides and massive flooding have slowed response Cyclone Idai’s devastation.
The Boeing 737 Max 8 in last week’s disaster was the same model as the jet that crashed in Indonesia in October.
The Ethiopian transport minister said the effort would take five to six months.
A jackscrew, a device regulating the trim that raises and lowers the plane’s nose, indicated the jet was configured to dive.
Families and friends of the dead have descended on a farm field southeast of Addis Ababa where Flight 302 crashed Sunday to mourn their loved ones and leave mementos.
Ethiopian Airlines said Boeing provided extra training to pilots after the airliner plunged into the Java Sea in October.
Sunday’s crash of the 737 model was the second involving the aircraft in less than six months.
Kenya suffered the biggest loss among the 30 nationalities represented on the flight, losing 32 of its citizens.
Flight data shows the plane, the same type that crashed in Indonesia in October, moving erratically soon after takeoff.
The Addis Foto Fest features 152 photographers from 61 countries, but its central goal is to develop African photography.