A Boeing 737 Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Nairobi crashed shortly after taking off, killing all 149 passengers and eight crew members on Ethiopian Airlines Crash 2019.
Ethiopian Airlines said 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Americans, eight Chinese and eight Italians were among those killed. The victims were from more than 30 countries including India, Britain, the Netherlands, France, Egypt, Russia and Israel.
The flight ET 302 crashed near the city of Bishoftu, 62 km southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, confirming that the plane was a Boeing 737-800 MAX, registration number ET-AVJ.
The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, widely regarded as the best managed airline in Africa, is known as the largest airline in Africa and has an ambition to become the gateway to the continent as Ethiopian Airlines Crash 2019.
It said 149 passengers and eight crew members were aboard the plane, which crashed six minutes after leaving Addis Ababa en route to the Kenyan capital. The incident took place around Bishoftu or Debra Zeit, 50 km south of Addis Ababa at 8:44 am.
The airline later published a picture showing its CEO standing in the wreckage. A little of the plane can be seen in the newly fertilized land, under a blue sky.
“Teopold Gebremariam, who is at the scene now, regrets the assertion that there are no survivors,” the publication said on social media. “Expresses deep sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic incident.” on Ethiopian Airlines Crash 2019.