UN Pays Homage to Staffers Who Died in Plane Crash


The Egyptian Embassy in Addis Ababa is following up with Ethiopian authorities to recover the bodies of the six Egyptians on the fatal Ethiopian Airlines crash, said Yasser Mahmoud Hashim, Assistant Foreign Minister for Consular Affairs and Egyptian Expatriates.

"A Boeing technical team will be travelling to the crash site to provide technical assistance under the direction of the Ethiopia Accident Investigation Bureau and US National Transportation Safety Board", a statement released on Sunday read.

Gara-Bokka: The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 that crashed minutes after take off from the Addis Ababa airport on Sunday, killing all on-board, emitted smoke and was making unusual rattling noise before the tragedy, witnesses were quoted as saying in a report.

In an unusual decision, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) said it was suspending all flights in the bloc by the Boeing 737 MAX 8 and 9 jets.

On Monday, Comair seemingly caved in to public pressure and chose to remove its 737 Max from its flight schedule.

According to the company, this has been in the works since the loss of Lion Air Flight 610 in Indonesia on October 29, 2018. All 157 people on board died.

According to flight tracking website Flightradar24, use of the 737 Max has plummeted around the world.

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"Running to catch flight ER 302 Addis Ababa - Nairobi... In fact he was allowed to turn back", he said.

Ethiopian Airlines is making arrangements for relatives of 32 Kenyans who perished in Sunday's crash of flight ET302 to travel to Addis Ababa. On Tuesday, the United Kingdom joined several other countries in grounding the company's newest, big-selling 737 MAX 8 jet over safety concerns.

USA officials said the devices suffered some damage but they were confident of some initial results within 24 hours of the data being downloaded. "Chief Exec's personal plea to Trump leaves more questions than answers", he said.

The Ethiopian Airlines plane's digital flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder were recovered on Monday; GebreMariam said they will be sent overseas for analysis, likely to either the USA or a country in Europe. And Nikki Haley, Trump's former United Nations ambassador, has been nominated to join Boeing's board. "The pilots were well briefed on the air ordinance filed", he said.

Since the news of the crash, China has chose to ground all of its 737 fleet, joining Ethiopian Airlines which grounded its similar fleet soon after the accident.

Following the crash in Indonesia of a Lion Air flight shortly after takeoff, Boeing issued a bulletin warning about potential issues with an automated anti-stalling system on that model plane that could push the nose down.

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