- Title: Plane parts recovered at site of Ethiopian Airlines crash
- Date: 11th March 2019
- Summary: BISHOFTU, ETHIOPIA (MARCH 11, 2019) (REUTERS) PEOPLE STANDING NEXT TO DIGGER WORKING AT EXCAVATION SITE FEDERAL POLICE INVESTIGATION TEAM VEHICLE NEAR PEOPLE WORKING VARIOUS OF PEOPLE WORKING AT EXCAVATION SITE PILE OF PLANE PARTS ON GROUND PLANE ENGINE ON GROUND PILE OF AEROPLANE PARTS CLOTHES AND BELONGINGS OF VICTIMS ON GROUND VARIOUS OF RED CROSS STAFF COLLECTING ITEMS IN WHITE BAG PLASTIC BAG ON GROUND
- Embargoed: 25th March 2019 08:23
- Keywords: plane crash Ethiopian Airlines crash scene plane wreckage
- Location: BISHOFTU, ETHIOPIA
- City: BISHOFTU, ETHIOPIA
- Country: Ethiopia
- Topics: Air Accidents,Disaster/Accidents
- Reuters ID: LVA001A5KTS93
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Aeroplane parts were recovered on Monday (March 11) at the site of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet bound for Nairobi that crashed minutes after take-off on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board.
Sunday's flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8:38 a.m. (0538 GMT), before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later at 8:44 a.m.
The dead included Kenyan, Ethiopian, American, Canadian, French, Chinese, Egyptian, Swedish, British, Dutch, Indian, Slovakian, Austrian, Swedish, Russian, Moroccan, Spanish, Polish, and Israeli citizens.
The aircraft shattered into many pieces and was severely burnt, clothing and personal effects were scattered over the field where the plane came down. Officials from the Red Cross collected belongings in a plastic bags as an excavator dug at the site.
Flight ET 302, registration number ET-AVJ, crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 km (38 miles) southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, with 149 passengers and eight crew aboard.
(Production credit: Kumerra Gemechu, Robert Waweru, Nina Hodgson)
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