171 killed in air tragedies, UAE sends condolences

By Sheena Amos

Ethiopian crash site

NAIROBI 11 March 2019: An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, Reuters has quoted a spokesman for the airline as saying.

There were no survivors.

Flight ET 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline said, confirming the plane was a Boeing 737-800 MAX.

ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has sent a cable of condolences to President Sahle Work Zewde of Ethiopia, for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane which crashed on Sunday, said Wam.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, sent similar cables to the Ethiopian President.

Ethiopian statement
Passenger List

Fourteen killed in Colombia plane crash

BOGOTA: In another plane crash, 14 people were killed in the Colombian plains province of Meta on Saturday, Reuters has quoted the country’s civil aviation agency as saying.

The Special Administrative Unit of Civil Aeronautics said there were no survivors of the crash, which occurred after the DC-3 aircraft made a distress call at 10:40 am local time (15:40 GMT).

It crashed about midway through its flight, in San Carlos de Guaroa municipality.

The airline said it had no immediate comment.

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