Four Indians among the 157 ill-fated passengers on crashed Ethiopian Airlines
Addis Ababa : Among the 157 ill-fated passengers travelling on Ethiopian Airlines, four were from India, said airlines CEO. The plane crashed 6 minutes after it took off from the airport.
Adding more to the information about passengers on the plane, the CEO said, 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Italians, eight Chinese citizens, eight Americans, seven British citizens, seven French citizens, six Egyptians, five Dutch citizens, four Indians, four people from Slovakia, three Austrians, three Swedes, three Russians, two Moroccans, two Spaniards, two Poles and two Israelis. Belgium, Indonesia, Somalia, Norway, Serbia, Togo, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen each had one citizen onboard.
Flight ET 302 had crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline said.
"There are no survivors onboard the flight, which carried passengers from 33 countries," said state-run Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation, quoting an unidentified source at the airline.
The investigation process to find the real reasons behind the crash is on. However, the initial scrutiny shows a malfunctioned jet's airspeed indicator.
The flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8.38 am local time, before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later at 8.44 am.