Chart 5 > 2019 Ethiopian Airlines Crash
Eighteen Canadians were among the scores of people killed when an Ethiopian Airlines flight destined for Nairobi crashed minutes after takeoff on March 10.
Most of those on board the flight were Kenyans, according to the airline’s list of the travellers’ nationalities, which so far accounts for 150 of the 157 believed to have been on the plane. as national governments, family and friends began to identify the dead, it included soccer officials, law students, the wife and two children of a Slovakian lawmaker, Austrian doctors and an Irish engineer.
Official Airline List (Accounts for 150 of 157 people)
Kenya 32, Canada 18, Ethiopia 9, China 8, Italy 8, United States 8, France 7, UK 7, Egypt 6, Germany 5, India 4, Slovakia 4, Austria 3, Russia 3, Sweden 3, Spain 2, Israel 2, Morocco 2, Poland 2, Belgium 1, Djibouti 1, Indonesia 1, Ireland 1, Mozambique 1, Norway 1, Rwanda 1, Saudi Arabia 1, Sudan 1, Somalia 1, Serbia 1, Togo 1, Uganda 1, Yemen 1, Nepal 1, Nigeria 1 & UN passport 1
The model: The crash has put new scrutiny on the Boeing 737 Max 8, a new model introduced in 2017. The Ethiopian Airlines 737 had been delivered new last November and was in service for four months before the crash. Driven by orders from Air Canada, WestJet Airlines Ltd. and other carriers, the 737 Max 8 is the fastest-selling aircraft in Boeing’s history, the company said: The plane that crashed in Ethiopia had been delivered new last November, and was in service for four months. While the 737 Max 8 is considered one of the industry’s most reliable planes, the crash has raised questions about its flight-control system, called MCAS, which pushes the nose of the plane down if the system senses conditions likely to cause a stall. Pilots unfamiliar with how MCAS works could run into difficulties during takeoff.
Boeing 737 Max 8 > both the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder have been recovered. // At least 23 airlines, largely in China, removed from service the Boeing model, the 737 Max 8, involved in this crash and a similar one five months ago, of a Lion Air flight in Indonesia that killed 189 people. // Max 8 jets typically make more than 8,500 flights per week.
8:38 a.m.: Flight ET 302 takes off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital. Records shared by Flightradar24 show that the plane’s vertical speed quickly becomes erratic. Shortly after, the pilot issues a distress call and is told to return.
8:44 a.m.: Six minutes after takeoff, contact with the plane is lost as it falls toward the ground some 50 kilometres outside Addis Ababa. Witnesses interviewed by Reuters describe the plane giving off strange noises and trailing smoke and debris before it passes over a field of panicked cows, and then crashes. “It was a loud rattling sound. Like straining and shaking metal,” said Turn Buzuna, a 26-year-old farmer who lives about 300 metres from the crash site.
10:48 a.m.: The first word of the crash comes in a Twitter post from the office of Ethiopia’s Prime Minister.
Update March 14, 2019 from CNN:
Similarities between deadly Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air crashes has led to the grounding of all Boeing 737 Max planes in the US. The FAA said these similarities were found in data gleaned from satellite-based tracking. So, the planes will stay out of US skies indefinitely, pending an examination of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302's black boxes. That will take place in Paris, where the black boxes are expected to arrive today. The US was the last country to ground the planes. US officials and Boeing had argued to keep the planes operating but changed course in light of this new information. Meanwhile, the world continues to mourn the victims of this international tragedy, including a woman traveling on the ill-fated flight with her family who sent a message to her sister, saying she felt "like there's something bad ahead."