Ethiopian Airlines Flight Crashes Killing All 157 On Board

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An Ethiopian Airlines flight on its option to Nairobi from Addis Ababa crashed this morning, leaving no survivors in its wake. As Al Jazeera identified, the Boeing 737 MAX eight carrying 149 passengers and eight Ethiopian Airlines servicemen and ladies, misplaced contact with air site visitors management 6 minutes after take-off, crashing close to town of Bishoftu within the southeast portion of the nation.

Ethiopian Airlines Flight Crashes Killing All 157 On Board

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The pilot manning the Boeing 737 issued a misery name simply seconds earlier than air site visitors controllers misplaced sign. It's not but recognized what prompted the airplane to turn into unstable whereas within the decrease reaches of the environment.

"At this stage, we can not rule out something," Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam stated. "We can not additionally attribute the trigger to something as a result of we should adjust to the worldwide regulation to attend for the investigation."

Ethiopian Airlines revealed the above picture displaying particles from the wreckage. In the image, the airline's CEO may be seen holding up a bit of the plane, thus implicating himself within the ensuing investigative efforts, to be carried out by EA and different our bodies in addition to the opposite regulatory our bodies involved with accidents of this nature.

A press launch issued by the Ethiopian state media claims that over 30 nationalities had been represented aboard the flight: 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, 9 Ethiopians, eight from China, the United States and Italy respectively; 7 from France, 7 from Great Britain, 6 from Egypt, and four from each India and Slovakia, amongst others who suffered the identical destiny in smaller numbers.