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On the Tragic Loss of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302

A Statement by His Imperial Highness Prince Ermias Sahle-Selassie Haile-Selassie, President of the Crown Council

We mourn with all Ethiopians and the international community the tragic loss today of Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 on its flight on March 10, 2019, from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya, taking with it 157 souls from 35 countries, including Ethiopia. We particularly mourn for, and with, the families of those passengers and devoted crew who perished.

The accident has a special poignancy because of the incredible efforts which Ethiopian Airlines has made to become the most modern and safest airline in Africa.

We know that the worldwide aviation community will learn lessons from the loss of this new Boeing 737 MAX 8 airliner, and that, as a result, the aviation community and the traveling public will ensure that the loss of the 157 people on Flight ET302 will lead to greater safety for all in the future.

God Bless the families and loved ones of all who perished on ET302, and the souls of the departed.

God Bless Ethiopia!