Yesterday the world was thrown into mourning after an Ethiopia airlines ET 301 crashed six minutes after take off en-route to Nairobi.
The Ethiopian Airlines Corporate Communications Director Asrat Begashaw said there were 33 nationalities on board.
The Boeing 737 passenger jet, which was new, is said to have had 149 passengers and eight crew on board.
The airline, in a statement, said the plane left Addis Ababa before the accident at Bishoftu.
“The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET-AVJ, took off at 8.38am local time from Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport, and lost contact at 8.44am,” the airline said in a statement.
At this time, search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties.”
Below are photos of those who have already been confirmed dead by their family /friends/ employees.
1. Stella Obese
Stella died alongside her son Adam.
2. Hussein Swalleh
Swalleh was a Kenyan Football Administrator.
3. Tony Ngare
Tony was an employee of Standard Group, where he served as the sub editor for the Pulse magazine.
4. Jonathan Seex
He was the CEO of Tamarind Hotel.
5. Brig.Gen (RTD) George G Kabugi
He was the General Manager Security Services for Kenya Airports Authority.
6. Ms Juliet Otieno
She was the acting General Manager Human Resource Development for Kenya Airports Authority (KAA).