Ethiopian Airlines CEO confirms nationalities of passengers on flight 302

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People walk past a part of the wreckage at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Ethiopian Airlines chief executive officer Tewolde Gebremariam on Sunday confirmed that all 157 passengers onboard flight 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi had died following a crash early Sunday morning.

A general view shows the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

Among the casualties were 9 Ethiopians, 32 Kenyans and 8 Chinese nationals.

The plane crashed shortly after taking off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Below is a list of the nationalities of some of the affected passengers:

  • 32 Kenyan
  • 18 Canada
  • 9 Ethiopian
  • 8 Chinese
  • 8 Italian
  • 8 US
  • 7 British
  • 7 France
  • 6 Egypt
  • 5 Netherlands
  • 4 UN passport
  • 4 Indian
  • 3 Russian
  • 2 Moroccan
  • 2 Israeli
  • 1 Belgian
  • 1 Ugandan
  • 1 Yemeni
  • 1 Sudanese
  • 1 Togo
  • 1 Mozambican
  • 1 Norwegian

Family members and friends of those on board the flight were transferred to the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel at JKIA, which had been set up as one of two emergency centers.

The Kenya Red Cross has been providing counselling services to those affected by the crash.

Below is a video of the press conference by Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam.

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