PASSENGERS from 33 countries perished in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash that left no survivors.
Among the 157 fatalities are two Spanish citizens, as well as seven British, 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Chinese, eight Italians, eight Americans, seven French and six Egyptians.
Flight ET302 crashed six minutes after taking off from the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, on its way to the capital of Kenya, Nairobi.
The aircraft, a new Boeing 737-800 MAX, was carrying 149 passengers and eight crew. There were no survivors.
A senior captain Yared Getachew with more than 8,000 flight hours experience was commanding the flight along with first officer Ahmed Nur Mohammod Nur who had 200 flight hours.
Two emergency numbers were released for worried relatives in Spain: +34 606 456 614 / +34 685 620 134
In a statement issued this morning the airline said: “Following the Tragic accident of ET 302/10 March B-737-8 MAX (ET-AVJ), Ethiopian Airlines has decided to ground all B-737-8 MAX fleet effective yesterday March 10, 2019 until further notice.
“Although we don’t yet know the cause of the accident, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as extra safety precaution.”
Accident Bulletin no. 1
Issued on march 10, 2019 at 11:00am
Ethiopian Airlines will release further information as soon as it is available. Updated information will also be on Ethiopian Airlines website at https://t.co/Je7pXoKxHh pic.twitter.com/07wKZHPVPl
— Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) March 10, 2019
The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning.
— Office of the Prime Minister – Ethiopia (@PMEthiopia) March 10, 2019
Líneas habilitadas por Ethiopian Airlines en España:
Línea de emergencia del aeropuerto de Addis:
Teléfonos Información Ethiopian:
+251 11 5 17 89 45
+251 11 5 17 89 87
+251 11 5 17 82 31
— Embajada de España en Etiopía (@EmbSpainAddis) March 10, 2019
Accident Bulletin no. 5 Issued on March 11, 2019 at 07:08 AM Local Time pic.twitter.com/rwxa51Fgij
— Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) March 11, 2019