An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi that crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard “had unstable vertical speed”, Swedish based flight-tracking website flightradar24 said.
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PM Abiy Ahmed visited ET 302 accident site this afternoon. He expresses his profound sadness at the loss of life and wishes healing to the friends and families of the bereaved. He provided direction to ensure full and timely investigation and communication of the cause.
— Office of the Prime Minister – Ethiopia (@PMEthiopia) March 10, 2019
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“Data from Flightradar24 ADS-B network show that vertical speed was unstable after takeoff,” flightradar24 Tweeted on Sunday afternoon.
Additional data from Flightradar24 ADS-B network show that vertical speed was unstable after take off.
Take off 05:38:18 UTC
Last position received by FR24 at 05:41:02 UTC
Please note that Addis Ababa airport is located at 7,625 feet AMSL. pic.twitter.com/Uyvfp1x9Xb
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) March 10, 2019
Ethiopian Airlines spokesman say among the dead are: 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, 9 Ethiopians, 8 Italians, 8 Chinese, 8 Americans, 7 British, 7 French, 6 Egyptians, 5 Dutch, 4 Indian, 4 Slovakian, 3 Austrians, 3 Swedes, 3 Russians, 2 Moroccans, 2 Spaniard, 2 Poles, 2 Israelis, and one Ugandan
— Sheila Nduhukire 🇺🇬 (@Snduhukire) March 10, 2019
In a tweet on Sunday afternoon, president said he was saddened by incident.
‘ ‘I have, with sadness, received news about the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight which was destined for Nairobi from Addis Ababa. On Uganda’s behalf, I send heartfelt prayers and condolences to all those affected by this tragedy.’’ The head of state tweeted.
I have, with sadness, received news about the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines flight which was destined for Nairobi from Addis Ababa. On Uganda's behalf, I send heartfelt prayers and condolences to all those affected by this tragedy.
— Yoweri K Museveni (@KagutaMuseveni) March 10, 2019
— Rachael Akidi (@rakidi) March 10, 2019