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CanadaCanadians mourn plane crash victims of Ethiopian Airlines flight — ‘it’s really hard to believe’

04:30  12 march  2019
04:30  12 march  2019 Source:   thestar.com

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“ It ’ s really hard to believe that this thing happened,” said Hiral Vaidya. “ It ’ s hard to recover because we lost six members. And they were all very close to us.” Many of the 19 UN staffers on board Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 were travelling to Nairobi for the environmental assembly.

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Half the world away, investigators are still sifting through the wreckage of a crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight in a field outside of Addis Ababa.

Blackened pieces of fuselage, wings, and body — still emblazoned with the colours of the Ethiopian flag — are splayed across the crash site, along with more tangible leavings of the 157 passengers and crew aboard. At least one of the aircraft’s safety instruction cards survived. So, too, did dozens of loose cigarettes. Heaps of colourful scarves, handbags, and books sit in piles outside of the impact crater. A single shoe sitting right-side up in the dirt caught the attention of a photojournalist’s lens the day of the crash. But none of their owners survived.

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As aviation experts arrive from the United States and help piece together exactly what caused Flight ET302 to drop out of the sky six minutes after takeoff on Sunday, the families and friends of the 18 Canadians killed in the crash are mourning their loved ones from coast to coast to coast. For Mohamed Hassan Ali, the elder brother of Edmonton’s Amina Ibrahim Odowa — who died in the crash alongside her 5-year-old daughter, Safiya Faisal Abdulkadir Egal — it could be some time before their family is able to secure her remains.

“We don’t have the body to come to a closure,” Ali said.

There aren’t any burial arrangements yet for his younger sister and niece because it’s unclear when their remains will come home. Ali originally intended to fly to Ethiopia himself, but said there isn’t any reason to go right now. Ethiopian authorities have given next to no information.

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“At this point, there’s nothing,” he said.

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Few details of the crash are known at this point, but data from Flightradar24 showed the routine flight to Nairobi quickly went awry. The plane’s vertical speed quickly became erratic and, shortly after takeoff, pilot Yared Getachew issued a distress call. He was told to return to the airport, but was unreachable six minutes later. The tragedy has led to safety concerns with Boeing’s 737 Max 8 aircraft.

Airlines in China, Indonesia, South Africa, the Cayman Islands, and Morocco have temporarily grounded those aircraft as a precaution.

However, Transport Minister Marc Garneau said the Canadian government wouldn’t follow suit because it isn’t clear why the flight crashed in the first place.

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“Well, I think that would be premature,” Garneau said. “The first thing is to determine the cause of that accident, and there are all kinds of possibilities as to why that accident occurred.”

Throughout the day on Monday, the family and friends of other Canadian victims continued to come to terms with their grief. Those who died had been aboard the flight for a myriad of reasons. The 157 dead, from 35 different countries, included law students, tourists, writers, academics and aid workers and employees of the United Nations. Some of the Canadians, such as Angela Rehhorn and Micah Messent, had been on their way to take part in the United Nations Assembly of the Environment in Kenya on Monday. In a surprise Facebook post — the last Messent ever made — he shared his excitement about the impending trip.

“I’ll have the chance to meet with other passionate youth and leaders from around the world and explore how we can tackle the biggest challenges that are facing our generation,” he wrote on March 8. “I’m so grateful for this opportunity and want to thank all of the people in my life who have helped me get this far.”

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Other Canadians aboard the flight had been visiting relatives. Derick Lwugi, an accountant with the City of Calgary, was on his way to visit both his and his wife’s parents in western Kenya. His mother hadn’t been feeling well. He leaves behind his wife and three children, aged 17, 19, and 20.

“Our love is with his family, his friends but also everyone that he has touched through a life that was really defined by service,” said Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi on Monday.

One-third of the Canadian victims came from one family. Six members of the Dixit family, spanning three generations, were flying to Kenya for March break. The elders — Pannagesh, 73, and Hansini Vaidya, 67 — hadn’t returned to the country in over 30 years. All of them perished.

“It’s really hard to believe that this thing happened,” said Hiral Vaidya. “It’s hard to recover because we lost six members. And they were all very close to us.”

Prof. Pius Adesanmi, a Nigerian professor with Carleton University in Ottawa, was also among the dead. The author of “Naija No Dey Carry Last,” a collection of satirical essays, Adesanmi had degrees from Ilorin and Ibadan universities in Nigeria, and the University of British Columbia. He was director of Carleton’s Institute of African Studies, according to the university’s website. He was also a former assistant professor of comparative literature at Pennsylvania State University.

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“Pius was a towering figure in African and post-colonial scholarship and his sudden loss is a tragedy,” said Benoit-Antoine Bacon, Carleton’s president and vice chancellor.

Kenya suffered the biggest loss among the countries represented on the flight, losing 32 of its citizens. The United Nations, which has major operations in both Kenya and Ethiopia, was the hardest-hit organization. Many of the 19 UN staffers on board Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 were travelling to Nairobi for the environmental assembly. It opened Monday with flags at half-staff outside and a minute of silence for the victims.

Several of the airlines who’ve grounded the 737 Max 8, including Ethiopian Airways, have done so without direction from their governments. But Air Canada, WestJet, and Southwest airlines said they’d keep using them.

“WestJet remains confident in the safety of our Boeing 737 fleet including out 13 Max-8 aircraft first introduced in 2017,” said spokesperson Morgan Bell in a statement to Star Calgary.

The statement also said WestJet intends to keep a close eye on the investigation.

Sunday’s crash bore similarities to the crash of a Boeing 737 owned by Lion Air in Indonesian seas last year, killing 189 people. The crash was likely to renew questions about the 737 Max 8, the newest version of Boeing’s single-aisle airliner, which was first introduced in 1967 and has become the world’s most common passenger jet. Safety experts cautioned against drawing too many comparisons between the two crashes until more is known.

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It’s unusual for governments to order planes be grounded, according to Todd Curtis, an aviation safety analyst who directs the Airsafe.com Foundation. Countries set standards on which planes can fly and how they’re maintained.

“If there is a suspicion ... that there’s not only something inherently wrong with 737 Max 8 aircraft, but there are no procedures in place to cure the problem, then yes, they should either ground the plane, or there are several levels of things they could do,” Curtis said.

Investigators at the crash site have already found the aircraft’s two flight recorders, an airline official told the Associated Press, although one of them is partially damaged. Ethiopian authorities are leading the investigation, assisted by others from the United States and Kenya.

Transport Canada said it will act on the investigation’s findings if necessary.

Jibril Ibrahim, president of the Somali Canadian Cultural Society of Edmonton, hopes investigators eventually get to the bottom of exactly what happened — and that the government takes appropriate precautions.

Ibrahim said there are discussions with a local mosque about holding a janazah, or Muslim funeral prayer, without the bodies of Odowa and her daughter Safiya.

Ibrahim said his community is deeply saddened, and not just for Odowa and Egal.

“We are all in mourning for all the Canadians that have passed away,” he said.

With files from Star staff and wire services

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