Africa: 32 Country nationals involved in Ethiopian Airlines’ ET302 Crash

Ethiopian FAA

Nationals from thirty two countries were involved in the Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 crash which happened in the early hours of Sunday 2019.

Data released from the airline revealed that 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, 9 Ethiopians, 8 Chinese, 8 Italians, 8 USA, and 7 French nationals and 7 United Kingdom nationals were involved in the ill-fated flight.

Other nationals involved in the flight include 8 Egyptians, 5 Germans, 4 Indians, 4 Slovakians, 3 Austrians, 3 Russians, 3 Swedish, 2 Spaniard, 2Isrealis , 2 Moroccans, and 2 Polish nationals.

The data also revealed that 1 Belgian, 1 Djibouti, 1 Indonesian, 1 Irish, 1 Mozambican, 1 Norwegian, 1 Rwandan, 1 Saudi, 1 Sudanese ,1 Somalian, 1 Serbian 1 Togolese, 1 Ugandan, 1 Yemenis, 1 Nepal and 1 Nigerian
The aircraft, a B-737-800MAX crashed with all passengers on board enroute Nairobi.

The airline in a statement said the Group CEO who was at the scene of the accident confirmed the that there was no survivor. The flight is believed to have 149 passengers and 8 crew members on board.

He expresses his profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident. Ethiopian Airlines will release further information as soon as it is available. Updated information will also be on Ethiopian Airlines website at

“Ethiopian Airlines Group CEO deeply regrets the fatal accident involved on ET 302 /March 10 on a scheduled flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. “

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