Tragedy: Ethiopian Airlines Flight Crashes 6 minutes after takeoff, All 157 Passengers On Board confirmed Dead. See list of Nationalities Onboard, Nigeria included



Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 a Boeing 737-800 MAX, from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Nairobi, Kenya, crashed shortly after takeoff on Sunday morning.

According to State-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, there were 149 passengers in the flight and 8 crew members aboard and all of them died.


People walking past a part of the wreckage at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 10th March, 2019.


The state broadcaster cited the airline saying there were no survivors from the flight which carried passengers from 33 countries.

According to the airline, the flight took off at 8:38 a.m. and lost contact six minutes later, crashing near the city of Bishoftu less than 40 miles to the southeast of Addis Ababa.



A general view shows the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 10th March, 2019. 


The victims are of 35 different nationalities, an airline spokeswoman says, including:


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


May their souls rest in peace.


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