Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash Claiming 175 Including Crew, No Survivors.

Ethiopian Airlines plane Boeing 737 Max8 crashed claiming 175 lives including crew members no reports of any survivors.
Ethiopian Airline’s Flight ET302 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, was crashed shortly after its takeoff on Sunday morning of March 11, 2019. In victims there were 35 different nationalities.
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Slovakian lawmaker Anton Hrnko announced Sunday on Facebook that his wife and two children were among the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash.

“With huge sadness I’m announcing that my beloved wife Blanka, son Martin and daughter Michala died earlier today when the plane crashed…if you had known them, please think of them in a quiet memory,” the Slovak National Council member posted.

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Boeing team to visit crash site,
“Boeing technical team will be traveling to the crash site to provide technical assistance under the direction of the Ethiopian Accident Investigations Bureau and the US National Transport Safety Board,” the company said.

The Boeing 737 MAX 8 is the same type of plane as the Indonesian Lion Air jet that crashed last October. There is no suggestion yet as to what caused the latest disaster, and no evidence that the two incidents are linked.

 

Pilot reported difficulties and asked to turn back, airline CEO says

Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told reporters at a press conference that the pilot of flight ET 302 that crashed Sunday morning had reported technical difficulties and asked for clearance to return to Addis Ababa.

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He was given clearance to turn back, according to Mr. GebreMariam, citing the Air Traffic Controllers record.The senior Ethiopian Airlines pilot had flown more than 8,000 hours. He had an “excellent flying record,” according to the CEO.

A routine maintenance check didn’t reveal any problems, he said. GebreMariam said they have not yet determined the cause of the crash.

For the second time in less than six months, a brand-new Boeing aircraft crashed minutes into a flight.The Ethiopian Airlines tragedy on Sunday comes months after a Lion Air flight went down over the Java Sea in late October, killing all 189 people on board.
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There is no suggestion yet as to what caused the latest disaster, and no evidence that the two incidents are linked. All that is known, however, is that both flights took place on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 — a new model recently unveiled to great fanfare by the US aviation giant, that saw its first flight less than two years ago.
The plane that crashed on Sunday morning was delivered to Ethiopian Airlines in November.
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In a statement, Boeing said it is deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of those on board.

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Rescue teams collect remains of bodies amid debris at the crash site of Ethiopia Airlines near town Bishoftu southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019.

Boeing says “We extend our heartfelt sympathies to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew on board and stand ready to support the Ethiopian Airlines team. A Boeing technical team is prepared to provide technical assistance at the request and under the direction of the US National Transportation Safety Board,” the company said.

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EnterPeople walk at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu. a caption

The victims are of 35 different nationalities, an airline spokeswoman says, including:

  • 32 Kenya
  • 18 Canada
  • 9 Ethiopia
  • 8 China
  • 8 Italy
  • 8 USA
  • 7 France
  • 7 UK
  • 6 Egypt
  • 5 Germany
  • 4 India
  • 4 Slovakia
  • 3 Austria
  • 3 Russia
  • 3 Sweden
  • 2 Spain
  • 2 Israel
  • 2 Morocco
  • 2 Poland
  • 1 Belgium
  • 1 Djibouti
  • 1 Indonesia
  • 1 Ireland
  • 1 Mozambique
  • 1 Norway
  • 1 Rwanda
  • 1 Saudi
  • 1 Sudan
  • 1 Somalia
  • 1 Serbia
  • 1 Togo
  • 1 Uganda
  • 1 Yemen
  • 1 Nepal
  • 1 Nigeria
  • 1 UN passport
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