Wreckage lies at the scene of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed shortly after takeoff at Hejere near Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia Sunday, March 10, 2019. The Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia's capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 on board, authorities said, as grieving families rushed to airports in Addis Ababa and the destination, Nairobi. (AP Photo)

The Management of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria has opened condolence registers at their offices in Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Enugu. This is for the victims of the ET Flight 302 that crashed on the 10th of March 6 minutes after take off.

The General Manager of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria Firihiewot Mekonnen received the first set of visitors at the office in Lagos. At Abuja Airport the MD of the Federal Airport Authority Engineer Saleh Dunomah was received by the Ethiopian Airlines Sales Manager Abuja Tilahun Tadesse.

Mrs Mekonnen thanked Nigerians for standing with Ethiopia and Ethiopian Airlines in this moment of grief. “We thank the Nigerian President and the good people of Nigeria for the condolence message from the Government of Nigeria. We have always counted on Nigeria as an African Partner and Brother and this sad occasion once again proves the bond. We commiserate with Nigeria over the loss to humanity of the two great Nigerians on that flight. We have since reached out to the families involved. Ethiopian Airlines will not abandon its responsibilities to them.”

Two Nigerians were involved in the crash; Professor Pius Adesanmi and Ambassador Bashua Abiodun. Ethiopian Airlines meanwhile has grounded all B737-8Max Airplanes in its fleet. Ethiopian Airlines does not use the B737 Max on its Nigerian Routes. The B777, B787 Dreamliner and the Airbus A350 are the Aircraft deployed daily to Nigeria.


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