May 24, 2019
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BREAKING: List of nationalities on board crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet

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Ethiopian Airlines is currently giving more details of the passengers who were on board ET 302 that crashed on Sunday shortly after taking off from Bole International Airpoirt in Addis Ababa.

The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde Gebremariam is speaking at a press conference.

He said the captain of the crashed plane had told controllers at Bole airport that he was having difficulty and wanted to return, and that he had been given clearance.

He also said that the plane had arrived on Sunday morning from South Africa.

“[The] plane had more than three hours of ground time after coming from South Africa, it arrived with no remark and was dispatched with no remark.”

Mr Tewolde said smoke was still smouldering at the crash site when he visited.

All the 149 passengers and 8 crew are dead.

The numbers we have so far are:

  • 32 passengers were Kenyan
  • 18 Canada
  • 9 Ethiopian
  • 8 Chinese
  • 8 Italian
  • 8 US
  • 7 British
  • 7 France
  • 6 Egypt
  • 5 Netherlands
  • 4 UN passport
  • 4 Indian
  • 3 Russian
  • 2 Moroccan
  • 2 Israeli
  • 1 Belgian
  • 1 Ugandan
  • 1 Yemeni
  • 1 Sudanese
  • 1 Togo
  • 1 Mozambican
  • 1 Norwegian

More information expected on this…


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