Pictures from the Ethiopian Airlines crash site
Bishoftu : 157 passengers on board the Ethiopian Airlines were killed after the plane crashed a couple of minutes after it took off from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. Flight ET 302 had crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline said.
The pilot had faced “difficulties” and requested to turn back the plane, Ethiopian’s head Tewolde GebreMariam said, and was given clearance to return back to the capital.
The Ethiopian crash is the second time in five months that a plane from the Boeing 737 Max series has gone down. Last October, a Lion Air flight of the same model crashed minutes after leaving Jakarta, Indonesia killing 189 people on board.
Here are some pictures from the crash site published by the Quartz
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.