Ethiopian confirms loss of ET302
Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed the loss of all 157 passengers and crew aboard flight ET302 that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Bole International.
The flight went down in Bishoflu just six minutes into it’s journey to Nairobi. A statement from the airline confirmed that there were no survivors among the passengers and crew that came from 33 nationalities.
There was no word on the probable cause if the accident which happened in daylight hours.
The Ethiopian accident is the second loss of a 737-Max globally, after the November 2018 loss of a similar loss of a similar type by LionAir in Indonesia. Investigations into that accident are focusing on the possible role of the Maneuvering Augementation System, a safety feature that was inserted into the type to enhance safety under certain conditions.
Airlines and crews worldwide complained that Boeing did not provide information about the system to crews and customer airlines.