Wednesday, 22 May, 2019


Boeing 737 from Addis to Nairobi crashes with 157 aboard

Boeing 737 from Addis to Nairobi crashes with 157 aboard Boeing 737 from Addis to Nairobi crashes with 157 aboard
Conrad Doyle | 11 March, 2019, 14:28

Four Indians, including a United Nations consultant attached with the Environment Ministry, were among the 157 people killed when a Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed after taking-off from Addis Ababa on March 10.

The crashed B-737-800MAX airplane "flew back to Addis from Johannesburg this morning to its yet another flight bound to Nairobi (sic)", the airline said. Eight crew members onboard the Boeing 737 were also confirmed dead.

CEO Tewolde Gebremariam said at a press conference there were no survivors following the crash, which happened around 8:44 a.m. local time, minutes after the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane departed from the Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa for Nairobi.

The airline said the plane was a Boeing 737 800 Max, the same model aircraft involved in the Indonesian Lion Air crash in October in which the plane plunged into the sea shortly after take off.

It is confirmed that all the passengers who were nationalities of 33 countries including eight crew members have died, according to Ethiopian Airlines Public relations head who just spoke to the state broadcaster - ETV.

In a statement, the Ethiopian Prime Minister's Office has expressed "deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones" on the flight.

The aircraft, flight number ET 302, went down near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa.

At this time it is unknown what caused the crash, however, rescue crews are on the scene.

An eyewitness told the BBC there was an intense fire when the plane crashed. The weather in the capital, according to an Agence France-Presse (AFP) reporter, was clear when the brand new Boeing plane, delivered to Ethiopia past year, plane took off.

Family members of the victims involved in a plane crash react at Addis Ababa global airport. "The Canadian government is in close contact with Ethiopian authorities to gather additional information as quickly as possible".

State-owned Ethiopian is one of the biggest carriers on the continent by fleet size. On the Lion Air flight, there were "wild fluctuations in air speed and. we continued to get data from the plane all the way down to impact".

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