What we know about Ethiopian Airlines ET 302 Flight so far

An Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday near Addis Ababa, killing all 157 people on board. Here’s what we know about the crash.


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The black box recorder has been recovered from the wreckage, which should reveal technical flight data as well as the cockpit voice recordings.

Until that evidence is analyzed and released, the only available data has come from tracking websites such as Flightradar24.

Flight ET302 took off from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, at 8.38am local time (5.38am GMT) and crashed approximately six minutes later, on its way to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, in rural land near the town of Bishoftu.

According to the airline, the captain of the plane had reported difficulties and requested permission to turn back.

Flight radar data shows that the aircraft was climbing erratically, with an unstable vertical airspeed.

The crash killed 157 people from 35 different countries, including eight crew members. The victims included 32 Kenyan citizens, 18 from Canada, nine from Ethiopia, eight from Italy, China and the US, and seven from the UK and France.

Among them were aid workers, doctors and delegates heading to a UN environment assembly in Nairobi.

What we know about Ethiopian Airlines ET 302 Flight so far

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