Ethiopian Airlines plane Flight ET 302 has crashed killing 157

Ethiopian Airlines plane Flight ET 302 has crashed killing 157

 Ethiopian Airlines plane Flight ET 302 has crashed killing 157

ADDIS ABABA: An Ethiopian Airlines plane Flight ET 302 has crashed. The flight bound to Nairobi Kenya crashed on Sunday was carrying passengers from more than 30 countries, the airline's CEO told journalists.

Flight ET 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of the capital Addis Ababa the airline said, confirming the plane was a Boeing 737-800 MAX.


The Airline said  those on board  included

  • 32 Kenyans,
  • 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians,
  • eight Italians,
  • eight Chinese citizens,
  • eight Americans,
  • seven British citizens,
  • seven French citizens,
  • six Egyptians,
  • five Dutch citizens,
  • four Indians,
  • four people from Slovakia,
  • three Austrians,
  • three Swedes, three Russians,
  • two Moroccans,
  • two Spaniards,
  • two Poles
  • and two Israelis.
  • Belgium, Indonesia, Somalia, Norway, Serbia, Togo, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen each had one citizen onboard.


Four of those on board were listed as using United Nation passports and their nationalities were not immediately clear. The office of the PM, on behalf of government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it's deepest condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines.

Ethiopia Airlines has maintained a strong safety record.You would recall that the lsast deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane was in 2010, when a plane crashed minutes after takeoff from Beirut, killing all 90 people on board.

The recent Ethiopia Airline crash has impacted the projection of the  country’s reformist prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, who vowed to open up the airline and other sectors to foreign investment in a major transformation of the state-centered economy.

Posted in As It Happens | Date:March 10th , 2019 | Comments: 0| Views: 434

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