Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

flight between Addis Ababa and Nairobi crashed on 10 March 2019

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya. On 10 March 2019, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft crashed six minutes after takeoff near the town of Bishoftu, Oromia Region. All 157 passengers and crew aboard died. The cause of the accident is currently unknown and under investigation.[1]

Notable people killed in the crash were Nigerian-Canadian writer Pius Adesanmi and Italian politician Sebastiano Tusa.[2][3]

As of January 2019, 350 aircraft of this model have been produced, and one other has crashed, Lion Air Flight 610 in Indonesia in October 2018.[4][5] Following the accident, the Boeing 737 MAX 8 model was grounded by various airlines and government regulators worldwide.


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  2. Pius Adesanmi dies in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash
  3. Schianto Boeing Etiopia, assessore Tusa a bordo. Dal Kenya: "Nessun sopravvissuto" Archived 2019-03-11 at the Wayback Machine (in Italian)
  4. "ET-AVJ Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-8 MAX".
  5. "Boeing Commercial Airplanes – Orders and Deliveries – 737 Model Summary". Boeing Commercial Airplanes. Archived from the original on 6 November 2018. Retrieved 10 March 2019. 737 Model Summary Through January 2019 Model Series Orders Deliveries Unfilled {...} 737 MAX 5011 350 4661