Ethiopia has declared a day of mourning as it remembers victims of Sunday’s plane crash.
The Ethiopian airliner that crashed had over 30 nationalities on board. All 157 people who were on board the plane did not survive the crash.
Flags are flying at half-mast in Ethiopia. There were 8 Ethiopians who were killed in the crash.
But Kenyans were the worst hit with 32 persons dying. The next worst affected nationality was Canada, with 18 people.
The airline crashed shortly after taking off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa. It was en-route to Nairobi Kenya.
Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed says findings of the investigation into the crash will be published.
The pilot of #ET302 (Boeing 737 MAX 8) is said to have reported difficulties with the aircraft to ATC.
Experts from Boeing, the aircraft that was involved in the crash and the US National Transportation Safety Board will be helping with investigations.
Boeing planes suspended
Meanwhile Ethiopia and China have suspended the flying of all of their Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger aircraft.
The aircraft are to be grounded indefinitely for checks following the crash.
Countries that have grounded their fleet of Boeing aircraft say they want assurances from Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration that it is safe to fly.
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.