Why Ethiopian Airlines Crashed and Killed 157 People

Ethiopian Airlines
Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines flight carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members making 157 people on board crashed early Sunday shortly after departing from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, en route to Nairobi – Kenya, and killed everyone.

The aircraft, flight number ET 302, went down near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa. An airline spokesperson told CNN the victims were of 32 different nationalities.

The spokesperson said 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Americans, eight Italians and seven UK nationals were among the passengers.

Eight Chinese passengers were also on board, said Li Liang, spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy to Ethiopia. It said 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, eight Americans and seven British nationals were among the passengers.

The crash happened at 08:44 local time, six minutes after the months-old Boeing 737 Max-8 took off.

 

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