The nationalities of 130 out of the 157 who were on board the Ethiopian airliner that crashed on Sunday have been revealed.
32 Kenyans are so far known to have been killed in the crash. The next worst affected nationality is Canada, with 18 people.
The other nationalities confirmed by officials so far are:
- 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
The airline crashed shortly after taking off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. It was en-route to Nairobi Kenya.
The pilot of #ET302 (Boeing 737 MAX 8) is said to have reported difficulties with the aircraft to ATC.
— Boeing Airplanes (@BoeingAirplanes) March 10, 2019
A statement from the airliner said the jet had 149 passengers and eight crew members on board.
The Swedish-based flight tracking organisation, flightradar24 said “Data from Flightradar24 ADS-B network show that vertical speed was unstable after take off.”
— AIRLIVE (@airlivenet) March 10, 2019
World leaders mourn victims
The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning.
— Office of the Prime Minister – Ethiopia (@PMEthiopia) March 10, 2019
We are saddened by the news of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger aircraft that is reported to have crashed 6 minutes after takeoff en route to Kenya. My prayers go to all the families and associates of those on board.
— Uhuru Kenyatta (@UKenyatta) March 10, 2019
I have, with sadness, received news about the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight which was destined for Nairobi from Addis Ababa. On Uganda’s behalf, I send heartfelt prayers and condolences to all those affected by this tragedy.
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) March 10, 2019
I am profoundly saddened by the news of the crash involving @flyethiopian, one of the world's most successful and efficient Airlines. On behalf of the Govt & people of Nigeria, I extend sincere condolences to PM Abiy Ahmed of Ethiopia, and to all the countries that lost citizens.
— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari) March 10, 2019
Our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives on the Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. We stand with Prime Minister Abiy and the people of Ethiopia. Our thoughts are with you.
— Paul Kagame (@PaulKagame) March 10, 2019
I send my condolences and prayers to all the families of those who lost their lives today on the Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi. Our thoughts and strength go out to our African brothers and sisters and all those affected by this terrible tragedy
— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) March 10, 2019
— Nana Akufo-Addo (@NAkufoAddo) March 10, 2019
The Ethiopian airline is considered one of the best on the continent.
It flies often to various parts of the continent serving thousands of travelers.
In 2010 though it recorded a major crash in the Mediterranean Sea, killing 90 people on board a jet.