Ethiopian Airlines crash: Environment Min consultant among 4 Indians killed, China grounds Boeing 737 MAX 8


The crash happened at 8:44 a.m., six minutes after the months-old Boeing 737 Max-8 took off.

An Ethiopian Airlines flight destined for Nairobi smashed soon after departure on Sunday morning, killing each of the 149 travelers and eight group individuals ready, the carrier said.The unfortunate casualties were from in excess of 30 nations and included 18 Canadians, experts said.

Flight ET 302 slammed close to the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometers southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the aircraft stated, affirming the plane was a Boeing 737 MAX 8, enlistment number ET-AVJ.

The flight left Bole airplane terminal in Addis Ababa at 8:38 a.m. neighborhood time, before losing contact with the control tower only a couple of minutes after the fact at 8:44 a.m.

Ethiopian Airlines grounds Boeing 737 MAX fleet after deadly crash

Taking to Twitter, the airline on Monday tweeted,”Although we don’t yet know the cause of the crash, we had to decide to ground the particular fleet as extra safety precaution.”

The Boeing 737 crashed minutes after an early-morning takeoff from Addis Ababa Sunday, killing all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers, and the Indian Environment Ministry consultant, Shikha Garg, who was on her way to attend a UNEP meeting.

“I am sorry to know about the unfortunate crash of Ethiopian Airlines plane ET 302. We have lost four Indian nationals in the air crash. I have asked Indian High Commissioner in Ethiopia to provide all help and assistance to the bereaved families,” Swaraj tweeted.