Ethiopian Airline Crash
According to reports, none of the 157 passengers on board survived the crash. They have not yet identified what caused the plane to go down. However, it is reported by the airline’s CEO that the captain sent out a distress call and was given clearance to return to the airport.
The plane went down only 6 minutes after departure. There were 149 passengers and 8 crew members — all if which were comprised of 33 different nationalities. According to @foxnews, “The dead included 32 Kenyans and nine Ethiopians; 18 Canadians; eight passengers each from China, the United States and Italy; seven each from France and Britain; six from Egypt; five from the Netherlands; four each from India and Slovakia; and two from Spain.”
The Aircraft was a Boeing 737-8 MAX which is reportedly the same model as a Lion Air jet that plunged into the Java Sea in October just minutes after taking off from Jakarta (Indonesia’s capital), killing 189.