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CanadaEthiopian Airlines crash involves 18 Canadians

17:14  10 march  2019
17:14  10 march  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Both crashes involved the Boeing 737 Max 8, and both happened minutes after the jets became airborne. The Ethiopian pilot sent out a distress call and was given clearance to Ethiopian Airlines issued a list showing 35 nationalities among the dead, including 32 Kenyans and 18 Canadians .

18 Canadians among 157 dead after Ethiopian Airlines plane crash near Addis Ababa. ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Eighteen Canadians are among the victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane Relatives of the victims involved in a plane crash wait for information Jomo Kenyatta International

Ethiopian Airlines crash involves 18 Canadians © Tiksa Negeri/Reuters People walk past a part of the wreckage at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 10, 2019.

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Eighteen Canadians are among the victims of an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that killed all 157 people thought to be on board Sunday, the airline's CEO and Kenya's transport minister said.

The victims also include 32 Kenyans, nine Ethiopians, eight people each from China, the United States and Italy, seven each from France and Britain, six from Egypt, five from the Netherlands and four each from India and Slovakia.

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Both crashes involved the Boeing 737 Max 8, and both happened minutes after the jets became airborne. In the wake of Sunday's crash , Ethiopian Airlines as well as all Chinese airlines have ground their Boeing 737 Max 8 planes indefinitely.

Canadian officials have confirmed that 18 Canadians were on board Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 that This is the second plane crash involving the brand new 737-8 Max plane from Boeing. While the causes of the crash continue to be investigated, the safety and security of all Canadians remains

It is not yet clear what caused the crash of new Boeing 737-8 MAX plane shortly after takeoff from Bole Airport en route to Kenya's capital, Nairobi. The pilot sent out a distress call and was given clearance to return, the airline's CEO said.

The plane was new and had been delivered to the airline in November, records show.

The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines, widely considered the best-managed airline in Africa, calls itself Africa's largest carrier and has ambitions of becoming the gateway to the continent.

It said 149 passengers and eight crew members were thought to be on the plane that crashed six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on its way to Kenya's capital. The crash occurred around Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometres south of Addis Ababa, at 8:44 a.m.

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Messent was among 18 Canadians and 139 other people killed when Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa He was involved in developing a student ranger program for the provincial government and he was selected last year to participate in the inaugural

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The airline later published a photo that appeared to show its CEO standing in the wreckage. Little of the plane could be seen in the freshly churned earth, under a blue sky.

"Tewolde Gebremariam, who is at the accident scene now, regrets to confirm that there are no survivors," the post on social media said. "He expresses his profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident."

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The plane had showed unstable vertical speed after takeoff, air traffic monitor Flightradar 24 said in a Twitter post. Visibility was clear.

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Forestry groups have identified a New Brunswick man as one of the 18 Canadians who died Sunday when an Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 aboard.

Nobody survived the crash , the airline said. Ethiopian Airlines , at a news conference on Sunday, said the passengers included 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians , nine Ethiopians , eight But investigators have found issues with the aircraft since the Lion Air crash involving a Max 8 in Indonesia last October.

State broadcaster EBC reported all passengers were dead and that they included 33 nationalities. The Ethiopian prime minister's office offered its "deepest condolences" to families.

The Addis Ababa-Nairobi route links East Africa's two largest economic powers and is popular with tourists making their way to safari and other destinations. Sunburned travellers and tour groups crowd the Addis Ababa airport's waiting areas, along with businessmen from China and elsewhere.

At the airport in Nairobi, worried families gathered.

"I came to the airport to receive my brother but I have been told there is a problem," Agnes Muilu said. "I just pray that he is safe or he was not on it."

"Why are they taking us round and round, it is all over the news that the plane crashed," said Edwin Ong'undi, who had been waiting for his sister. "All we are asking for is information to know about their fate."

Kenya's transport minister, James Macharia, said an emergency response had been set up for family and friends.

"My prayers go to all the families and associates of those on board," Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta said.

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The Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed today was carrying passengers from more than 30 countries, the airline 's CEO told journalists. He said they included 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians , nine Ethiopians , eight Italians, eight Chinese citizens, eight Americans, seven British citizens

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Records show that the plane was new. The Planespotters civil aviation database shows that the Boeing 737-8 MAX was delivered to Ethiopian Airlines in mid-November.

In a statement, Boeing said it was "deeply saddened" to hear of the crash and that a technical team was ready to provide assistance at the request of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.

In October, another Boeing 737-8 MAX plunged into the Java Sea just minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, killing all 189 people on board the plane Lion Air flight. The cockpit data recorder showed that the jet's airspeed indicator had malfunctioned on its last four flights, though Lion Air initially claimed that problems with the aircraft had been fixed.

The last deadly crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane was in 2010, when the plane crashed minutes after takeoff from Beirut killing all 90 people on board.

Sunday's crash comes as the country's reformist prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has vowed to open up the airline and other sectors to foreign investment in a major transformation of the state-centred economy.

Ethiopian Airlines has been expanding assertively, recently opening a route to Moscow and in January inaugurating a new passenger terminal in Addis Ababa to triple capacity.

Speaking at the inauguration, the prime minister challenged the airline to build a new "Airport City" terminal in Bishoftu — where Sunday's crash occurred.

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