SAN FRANCISCO, March 13, (THEWILL) – Ethiopian Airlines, owners of the ill-fated Boeing 737 Max 8 that crashed on Sunday, have opened condolence registers in Abuja, Lagos, Kano and Enugu at its offices in the four cities for the victims of ET Flight 302.
There were 157 passengers aboard the plane which was flying from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya and two Nigerians, Ambassador Abiodun Bashau and Prof Pius Adesanmi, were among the victims.
The General Manager of Ethiopian Airlines in Nigeria, Mrs. Firihiewot Mekonnen, on Tuesday received the first set of visitors at the airline’s Lagos Office.
At the Abuja Airport, the Managing Director of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), Saleh Dunomah, was received by Ethiopian Airlines Sales Manager Tilahun Tadesse.
Mrs. Mekonnen thanked Nigerians for standing by her organisation “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.”
Investigations have been launched into the circumstances leading to the crash but there heightened anxiety among global passengers booked on airline flight for carriers that have Boeing 737- Max 8 on their fleet.