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Shattering News of Ethiopian Airline Crash

Category : News/Current Affairs
Posted By : AmnaAnees
Posted Date : 13 Mar 2019 13:36 hrs

The morning of March 10th of 2019 brought a devastating tragedy on the kind people of Ethiopia. Only after 6 minutes of the departure of a flight of aircraft Boeing 737 MAX 8, the plane crashed and all the 157 passengers crashed. The whole world shook as the smoke got vigorous, and flames flew high in the sky. And the beautiful families who had just said goodbye to their loved ones turned from tearful departure eyes to saying terribly sad goodbye forever. Every soul who heard this dreadful, horrible and extremely tragic news felt deeply sorry and sad for the loved ones. After 3 days of passing this shattering news of Ethiopian Airline crash, it still seems fresh in mind. And as the wounded hearts and teary eyes of the loved ones of the crashed people come of screen, heart sank a little deeper. We all pray that the families of the dead find peace very soon, and officials would soon investigate the major reasons behind this terrible accident, thus to eradicate the chance of any such accident in the future.
Here is everything that officials have found out yet!

•    Initial Details of the Crash

The aircraft was destined to depart from Addis Ababa to Nairobi. On the southeast side of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, near Bishofu, this tragic incident occurs. Leaving behind no person alive or wounded, everything is in the mist right now. There were a total of 149 passengers and 8 crew members were riding on the plane, as per the initial official statement was given by the authorities.

The first statement was released on 11:00 AM local Ethiopian time on March 10th, 2019 saying,

"Ethiopian Airlines regrets to confirm that flight ET 302/10 March in schedule service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today around Bishofu (Debre Zeit).
The aircraft B-737-8 MAX with the registration number ET-AVJ took off at 08:38 am the local time from Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport and lost contact at 08:44 am. At this time search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties. Ethiopian Airline staff will be sent to the accident scene and will do everything possible to assist the emergency services. It is believed that there were 149 [assengers and 8 crew onboard the flight but we are currently confirming the details of passenger manifest for the flight."

•    Pilot's Call for Something Terrible

Tewolde Gebremariam, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines have said that the control tower received a call from the pilot of this flight in a highly disturbing tone within a short while of departure from the runway, and the authorities cleared his passage to come back in the safe spot. But, unfortunately, he didn't make it in time.

The CEO of the Airlines reached there right after the news flew all around, and according to a post he has, "expresses his profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident,"

•    Reason Behind the Crash

Unfortunately, the exact reasons behind this crash are still not available. But the authorities have provided the information that investigation is going on. Well, the pilot who was flying this unfortunate aircraft was an experienced one, as he was on job since 2010, so we can eradicate the issue of incompetency from the pilot's part for now. Let's see what will be the results of the investigation and how benefits can be taken from these results in the future. Surely, such a massive incident should not happen anywhere in the world.

•    The Latest Update From the Officials!

At 1:40 PM local Ethiopian time on March 11th, 2019, 6th update regarding this crash was released from the Ethiopian Airlines' officials saying,

"The Digital Flight Data Recorder(DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder(CVR) of ET302 have been Recovered."

And the 2nd the last update published by Ethiopian Airlines was on 07:08 AM (Ethiopian local time) on 10th March 2019 saying,

"Following the Tragic accident of ET 302/ 10 March B-737-8 MAX (ET-AVJ), Ethiopian Airlines has decided to ground all B-737-8 MAX fleet effectively yesterday March 10, 2019, until further notice.

Although we don't yet know the cause of the accident, we had to notice to ground the particular fleet as extra safety precaution.

Ethiopian Airlines will release further information as soon as it is available, through the airlines' website and social media pages."

•    Remarks from Donald Trump!

Mist all the crisis the Ethiopian people were going through, the officials and the dedicated employees of the airlines were suffering from, the investigations are underway so intricately, passionately and of course with heavy heart, the leader of the free world, the president of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump has just to put these remarks on the international scene, 

"Airplanes are becoming far too complex to fly. Pilots are no longer needed, but rather computer scientists from MIT. I see it all the time in many products. Always seeking to go one unnecessary step further, when often old and simpler is far better. Split second decisions are...." "....needed, and the complexity creates danger. All of this for great cost yet very little gain. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want Albert Einstein to be my pilot. I want great flying professionals that are allowed to easily and quickly take control of a plane!"

Surely, everyone who has read this terribly shocking and shattering news of Ethiopian Airline crash is sad, and angry at the same time, and also anxious to know the real reasons behind this accident. While we all desperately want to know the cause, we love to share the grief of the wounded hearts of the saddened families left behind. It is extremely necessary for all of the people, from all around the world, to share our love on this tragic news and send our strength to the people who are in desperate need of it.

By Amna A. for Ezega Blogs




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