Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

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Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by Chuck » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:42 am

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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by Ray W » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:48 am

Another B737-800 Max.
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Unread post by Burner » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:50 am

Reg is ET-AVJ only 4 months old. Tragic for the families and loved ones.
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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by Chuck » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:51 am

Press release by Ethiopian airlines:

Accident to Ethiopian Airlines flight number ET 302
Accident Bulletin no. 1

Issued on march 10, 2019 at 11:00am



Accident to Ethiopian Airlines flight number ET 302



Ethiopian Airlines regrets to confirm that its flight ET 302/10 March in schedule service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit).

The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ took off at 08:38 am local time from Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport and lost contact at 08:44am. At this time search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible causalities. Ethiopian Airlines staff will be sent to the accident scene and will do everything possible to assist the emergency services.

It is believed that there were 149 passengers and 8 crew onboard the flight but we are currently confirming the details of the passenger manifest for the flight.

Ethiopian Airlines is establishing a passenger information center and telephone number will be available shortly for family or friends of those who may have been on flight ET 302/10 March.



Ethiopian Airlines will release further information as soon as it is available. Updated information will also be on Ethiopian Airlines website at www.ethiopianairlines.com

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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by HJK 414 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:53 am

Ray W wrote:
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Another B737-800 Max.
Oh dear, another Max ?
That will cause some debate - for sure.
I don't think the aviation market has ever lost airframe's of the same type so quickly after introduction.

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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by Burner » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:58 am

The weather around the airport, does not seem to have been bad at all.

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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by Jetblast » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:18 am

Bishoftu is to the south east but FR24 showed it went more to the east
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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by A390 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:21 am

Very sad, RIP to those who were onboard
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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by Trent772B » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:37 am

I see a fleet grounding coming
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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by jimdavis » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:38 am

Yikes, only 6 minutes after takeoff. Mr Boeing will be running around in circles.

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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by Bell 407 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:46 am

From FR24.

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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by jimdavis » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:53 am

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From FR24.
That all looks very normal so far. Totally unlike the other one that had control problems.

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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by Burner » Sun Mar 10, 2019 11:58 am

FR 24 reception in that area is very patchy. So I wouldn't read too much into the data. They say it came down close to a town called Bishoftu, which indicates it had taken its South bound turn to Nairobi.
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Re: Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on way to Nairobi

Unread post by OscarKilo » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:25 pm

The speed seems fishy on the climb out as well. 380kts at 8000ft??

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