Drive Yared Getachew and first officer Ahmed Nur Mohammod Nur were piece of the eight crew members on board of flight ET302. Mr Getachew was acknowledged as having an “excellent flying record”, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines said in a cluster conference today. In a statement released by the airline it read: “A senior captain designate Yared Getachew with a cumulative flight hour of more than 8000 and with a commendable carrying-on was commanding the flight along with first officer Ahmed Nur Mohammod Nur who had a spat hour of 200.”
The tragic flight took off from Addis Ababa at 8.38am town time and crashed six minutes later after disappearing off the radar.
The CEO of the airline mean during a press conference the pilot reported difficulties after be a chip off the old block chase off and asked to turn back to the airport – and he was given the clearance to.
The plane was also crack to have “had no known technical problems”.
It is still unclear what caused the airline to smash and a spokesperson from Ethiopian Airlines confirmed an investigation was underway.
The disclosure read: “It is too early to speculate the cause of the accident and further investigation bequeath be carried out to find out the cause of the accident in collaboration with all stakeholders encompassing the aircraft manufacturer Boeing, Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority and other oecumenical entities to maintain the international standard and information will be provided directly the cause is identified.”
Officials confirmed all 149 passengers and eight group were killed after the Boeing 737 MAX smashed into a manipulate about 60 kilometres South-east of the airport.
At Nairobi airport, scads relatives of passengers are waiting for information from authorities.
Robert Mutanda, 46, was hiatus for his brother-in-law coming from Canada.
He told Reuters more than three hours after the send off was lost: “No, we haven’t seen anyone from the airline or the airport.
“Cipher has told us anything, we are just standing here hoping for the best.”
The Kenyan Elysium Secretary James Macharia confirmed 18 of the killed passengers were Canadians during a cluster conference today.
He added there were a total of 35 contrastive nationalities including: 32 Kenyans, seven French, eight Chinese, Five Dutch, Six Egyptians, nine Ethiopians, seven French, four Indians, Four Italians, four Slovakians and eight Americans.
Wendy Otieno was be put on ice for her mum and kept calling her phone and weeping.
She said: “We’re just waiting for my mum. We’re barely hoping she took a different flight or was delayed. She’s not picking up her phone.”
The aeroplane commanded its first flight four months ago and began flying under the commercial airline in November 2018.