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CanadaEdmonton mother and daughter among 18 Canadians killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash

06:10  11 march  2019
06:10  11 march  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

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Eighteen Canadians among 157 people killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash . Other Canadians are confirmed to be among the dead include Amina Ibrahim Odowa, a 33-year-old Edmonton woman, and her 5-year-old daughter Safiya Faisal Abdulkadir Egal, left Canada on.

An Edmonton woman and her daughter are among 18 Canadians confirmed dead in a plane crash Sunday in Ethiopia . The plane was destined for Nairobi. After takeoff, the Ethiopian Airlines pilot sent out a distress call and was cleared to return to the airport.

Edmonton mother and daughter among 18 Canadians killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash © Submitted by Mohamed Ali Submitted by Mohamed Ali

An Edmonton woman and her daughter are among 18 Canadians confirmed dead in a plane crash on Sunday in Ethiopia.

A family member told CBC News that Amina Ibrahim Odowa, 33, and her daughter Sofia Abdulkadir, 5, were killed when an Ethiopian Airlines jetliner crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa.

Odowa's two surviving daughters, ages three and seven, are in the care of their grandmother in Edmonton.

None of the 157 passengers and crew members on board survived.

The plane was destined for Nairobi. After takeoff, the Ethiopian Airlines pilot sent out a distress call and was cleared to return to the airport.

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It's not known yet what caused the Boeing 737 MAX 8 to crash.

Odowa's brother, Mohamed Ali, said he learned of the deaths of his sister and niece Sunday morning, a day after they left from Toronto. He said he spoke to Odowa just before take-off.

"I told her good luck. You know, see you soon," said Ali.

'Such devastating news'

Edmonton mother and daughter among 18 Canadians killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash © Gary Morton Mohamed Ali says his sister was well-loved and his niece was very funny with a mind of her own.

Odowa and her daughter were on their way to Kenya to visit family. Their flight from Toronto landed in Addis Ababa at around 7 a.m. local time. They were scheduled to fly to Nairobi an hour and a half later.

When ​Ali heard of the crash, he said he hoped Odowa and her daughter had missed the tight connection, which was often the case in the past. But the flight to Nairobi was delayed, giving them enough time to make it.

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A call to the airline confirmed Ali's sister and niece were on the downed flight.

"I was shocked," Ali said. "Then I knew it was real. I called my mom and it was very shocking for her too. Such devastating news. It's something you don't expect ... yesterday they were with you here, today they're no more."

Ali had considered joining them and had even reserved a spot on the same flight but ultimately cancelled.

Ali smiled when asked about his niece who he described as a spirited and funny young girl who tried to convince him to travel with her so she could take some classes in Kenya.

"She was the favourite child of everybody in the family. She had her own mind, and she always wanted things done the way she liked," he said. "She was amazing."

His sister, who was the youngest sibling in the family, lived with their mother. Odowa took care of her mom and was the one who kept the family in touch with each other.

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Canadians swamp airlines with aircraft concerns MONTREAL - Canada's major airlines are being inundated on social media with questions about the safety of their fleet in the wake of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday. The accident, which killed all 157 aboard the Boeing 737 Max 8 — including 18 Canadians — raised concerns over parallels to a Lion Air crash of the same model of aircraft in Indonesia last October, killing 189 people. Angie Hung, scheduled for a WestJet flight June 5 from Calgary to Halifax en route to Scotland for a Spice Girls concert, was one of scores of Canadians asking airlines if they planned to ground the Max 8, the plane listed on her flight.

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Odowa had many friends and worked for a small company in Edmonton for nine years, Ali said.

"She's always the one who is the connection point with our family," he said. "She was well-loved."

Ali says his family is now trying to seek closure by finding a way to bring home the remains of their loved ones.

"We don't know what's going to happen next," Ali said. "Everything is in the dark."

Edmonton mother and daughter among 18 Canadians killed in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash © 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 on Sunday.

People from around the world, including Alberta Premier Rachel Notley, expressed their condolences on social media for the victims' families.

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"I lost my family," Manant Vaidya said shortly before boarding a plane at Pearson airport. "It's still hard to believe. I'm totally broken." Along with his wife and two children, Vaidya is on his way to Ethiopia to collect the remains of his loved ones. Then, he intends to fly to India — where his extended family resides — for final rituals. He has been in frequent contact with officials at both the Canadian and Indian consuls to facilitate the transportation. "My priority is to get the closure, to the bodies, to the souls. I want to make sure that they rest in peace," he said.

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