The Ethiopian Airlines flight, that crashed on Sunday morning left 157 passengers dead. The plane crashed just after 8 am local time, 6 minutes after start!
There are questions raised, about the safety of the Boing planes, as a similar plane crashed in Indonesia, not long ago.
A release by the management of the airline indicates that Kenyans were the majority in the flight. * See also photos and passenger list below! *
The Boing was just 6 months old, and fully serviced! Flight ET302 which was heading to Nairobi, Kenya from Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa crashed about 6 minutes after it took off, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew members onboard.
Officials of Ethiopian Airlines in the release indicated that there were 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians and 9 Ethiopians.
The other killed passengers were from China, Italy, France, Egypt, UK, Morocco, Nigeria and Togo.
The Boeing 737 Max-8 plane, which was added to the airline’s fleets a month ago.
The aircraft returned from Johannesburg, South Africa hours earlier before embarking on the Nairobi trip.
CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam who traveled to the crash site said “it is too early to speculate the cause of the accident and further investigation will be carried out to find out the cause of the accident in collaboration with all stakeholders including Aircraft Manufacturer Boeing, Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority and other international entities to maintain the international standard and information will be provided once the cause is identified.”
See the list below for details on the passengers onboard.
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