Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines: ‘No survivors’ on crashed Boeing 737

Crash Killed All:

Soon after taking off from Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on board getting all the passengers killed. It was reported that there were 149 passengers and 8 members of the crew that were on flight ET302 from the capital of Ethiopia to Nairobi in Kenya. Among all the passengers, there were about 18 Canadians, 7 British nationals, 32 Kenyans, 8 Americans, 8 Italians, 7 French citizens, 8 Chinese, 4 Slovakians, 4 Indians, 3 Russians, 2 Spaniards, 2 Israelis, 3 Austrians, 2 Moroccans, 3 Swedes, 2 Poles, and 4 Germans. The accident took place just six minutes after the Boeing 737 Max-8 took off. It was 08:44 local time. The airline was only months old. Less than five months prior to this crash, another jet of the similar model crashed too when the Lion Air flight got crashed into the sea that happened to be near Indonesia. The crash got 190 people killed on board.

Cause of the Airplane Crash:

Nobody know the cause of the airplane crash yet. The pilot of the plane, however, did report complexities and also had told to go back to Addis Ababa, according to the airline. The Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told the reporters at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, “At this stage, we cannot rule out anything. We cannot also attribute the cause to anything because we will have to comply with the international regulation to wait for the investigation.”

Though the visibility had been reported to be fair enough, the Flightradar24 told that the vertical speed of the plane was not stable after taking off. The BBC had been told by the eyewitness that there was a devastating and an intense fire as the plane hit the earth. He said,  “The blast and the fire were so strong that we couldn’t get near it. Everything was burnt down.” Abiy Ahmed, the Prime Minister, expressed his hearty condolences on Twitter. That was where the news spread regarding this crash. The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, was grievous upon hearing the news of the crash, and said, “We join the international community in mourning the loss of so many lives.”

After Crash Activities:

Around the town of Bishoftu, near the crash site, recovery operations were going on. The jet was received by the Ethiopian Airlines last year on 15th of November. According to the airline, it went through a difficult first  check maintenance on the 4th of February.

 

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