List of nationalities on crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane


People with passports form 32 countries and the United Nations were on the Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 that crashed with 157 on board Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines said.

Kenya had the largest number of casualties with 32, followed by Canada with 18, Ethiopia with nine, then Italy, China, and the United States with eight each, CEO Tewolde GebreMariam told reporters in Addis Ababa. Britain and France each had seven people on board, Egypt six, the Netherlands five, and India four. Four were UN passport-holders. Uganda had one.

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

List of nationalities on crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane

Map showing would be movement for the ill-fated plane. CNN illustrations

Following confirmation of the fatalities, Kenya’s Transport Cabinet Secretary James Macharia said a team led by Principal Secretary Esther Koimett has been sent to Ethiopia.
Relatives are currently confirming if their kin were on board.

The pilot of a Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 that crashed six minutes after takeoff, had alerted controllers “he had difficulties” and wanted to turn back the plane carrying 157 people, the head of Ethiopian Airlines said.
The pilot “was given clearance” to return to Addis, chief executive officer Tewolde GebreMariam told journalists in the Ethiopian capital when asked whether there had been a distress call.

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