PICTURES from the scene of the crash near the town of Bishoftu, which is 60km (37 miles) south-east of the capital, Addis Ababa, have been released.

Crash site
Crash site
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The CEO further said: “[The] plane had more than three hours of ground time after coming from South Africa, it arrived with no remark and was dispatched with no remark.”

Mr Tewolde said smoke was still smouldering at the crash site when he visited.

part of the wreckage at the scene of the crash

Ethiopian Airlines is currently giving more details of the passengers who were on board ET 302 that crashed on Sunday shortly after taking off from Bole International Airpoirt in Addis Ababa.

The numbers we have so far are:

  • 32 passengers were 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

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