Home » Africa, Aviation, Headlines » Nigerian among the 157 dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash Sunday

Nigerian among the 157 dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash Sunday

An Ethiopian Airlines plane Flight ET 302 enroute from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi crashed Sunday with no survivors among the 149 passengers and eight crew members. According to the airline, 18 Canadians are among the dead. The plane was carrying passengers from 33 countries.

The brand new Boeing 737 plane was delivered to the airline in mid November and crashed minutes after takeoff in the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometre southwest of the capital of Addis Ababa, according to the airline. The doomed flight lost contact with the control tower 6 minutes after takeoff from Bole International Airport at 8:38 a.m. local time. According to the airline, the pilot requested to return to the airport due to unspecified difficulties.

Ethiopian Airlines is the biggest carrier on the continent with plans to become the gateway to the continent.

An airline spokesperson says that the victims are from 35 nationalities. Those include;
• 32 Kenya
• 18 Canada
• 9 Ethiopia
• 8 China
• 8 Italy
• 8 USA
• 7 France
• 7 UK
• 6 Egypt
• 5 Germany
• 4 India
• 4 Slovakia
• 3 Austria
• 3 Russia
• 3 Sweden
• 2 Spain
• 2 Israel
• 2 Morocco
• 2 Poland
• 1 Belgium
• 1 Djibouti
• 1 Indonesia
• 1 Ireland
• 1 Mozambique
• 1 Norway
• 1 Rwanda
• 1 Saudi
• 1 Sudan
• 1 Somalia
• 1 Serbia
• 1 Togo
• 1 Uganda
• 1 Yemen
• 1 Nepal
• 1 Nigeria
• 1 UN passport

Culled from www.thecanadianpolitician.com

Related Posts

EasyFreeAds Blog News Facebook Twitter Myspace Friendfeed Technorati del.icio.us Digg Google Yahoo Buzz StumbleUpon

Short URL: http://newnigerianpolitics.com/?p=52160

Posted by on Mar 10 2019. Filed under Africa, Aviation, Headlines. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

Leave a Reply

Headlines

NNP BREAKING NEWS:

Categories

Browse National Politics

Featuring Top 5/862 of National Politics

Browse Corruption Politics

Featuring Top 3/141 of Corruption Politics

fvevveee

Advertisement

Browse NNP Columnists

Featuring Top 10/1331 of NNP Columnists

Browse Books & Magazines

Featuring Top 4/15 of Books & Magazines

Alleged corruption: EFCC replies Fayose

--

FEATURED VIDEOS

SEARCH POSTS BY DAY & MONTH

SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
1
234
56
7
8910
11
1213
14
15
16171819
2021
22
23242526
27
28
2930

© 2019 New Nigerian Politics. All Rights Reserved. Log in - Designed by Gabfire Themes