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Ethiopian Airline Crash Victims Were From 35 Nations

Ethiopian Airline Crash

According to Kenya’s Transport Minister, the victims of Sunday 10th March, 2019 Ethiopian airline crash have been said to be from about 35 nations.

Kenya had 32 nationals aboard flight ET 302 which crashed Sunday morning en route to Nairobi.James Macharia, Kenya’s Transport Minister while addressing a news conference said;

“We can now confirm that there were at least 35 nationalities, and I’m saying at least because as of now two are unknown. Among the most affected, as you may expect, is Kenya which had about 32 passengers on board out of the 149 passengers. Other nationalities involved, with number of passengers in the flight, were Canada with 18, China with eight, Netherlands with five, Egypt with six, Ethiopia with nine, France and the UK with seven each, India with four, Italy with eight. Then we have Slovakia with four, the U.S.A with eight. The other nationalities had one or two passengers on board”

The airline further said that the 737 passenger jet to Nairobi killed 149 passengers and eight crew members. Flight ET 302, registration number ET-AVJ, crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 38.5 miles southeast of the capital Addis Ababa.

The flight left Bole International airport in Addis Ababa at 8.38 a.m. local time, before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later at 8.44 a.m.

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