These are the victims of the Boeing 737 Max 8 crash in Ethiopia

  • 157 people died Sunday when Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed six minutes after taking off from the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa.
  • The plane was headed for Nairobi, Kenya, where a large number of passengers were going to attend a UN aid conference.
  • In the days since the crash, more and more victims have been named. Here are all those identified so far.

157 people were killed on Sunday when Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 crashed into a field, minutes after the Boeing 737 Max 8 had taken off.

It crashed at 8:44 a.m. local time (12:44 a.m. ET) six minutes after leaving Addis Ababa for the Kenyan capital of Nairobi.

In the days since, media outlets, employers, families, and embassies have been identifying the victims who were on board.

Here’s the full list of victims named in the Ethiopia crash so far. Many were aid workers. The toll includes people from 32 different countries.


The flight’s seasoned pilot, Captain Yared Getachew. He had over 8,000 hours of flying experience.

Getachew issued a distress call shortly after takeoff and was told to return. But all contact was then lost.

Source: Ethiopian Airlines


His first officer, Ahmed Nur Mohammed.


Georgetown University law student and scholar Cedric Asiavugwa.

Georgetown University Campus MinistryCedric Asiavugwa was also a chaplain at Georgetown University’s Campus Ministry.

Asiavugwa had left the US to attend a funeral at his wife’s home, in Trans Nzoia, Kenya.

Read more: A Georgetown University law student who reportedly expressed a fear of flying is among the 157 dead in the Ethiopian Airlines crash

Source: Georgetown University,The National


39-year-old aid worker Micheál Ryan, from Ireland.

World Food ProgramRyan, 39, pictured during his work for the World Food Program.

Ryan, from County Clare, Ireland, was father to two young children and an engineer with the UN World Food Programme.

Source: RTE


US citizen Antoine Lewis.

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Lewis was from Matteson, Illinois, and was a company commander in the US Army, NBC reported.

His mother, Antoinette, told NBC her son was heading to Nairobi for vacation.


Canadian scholar and TED speaker Pius Adesanmi.

YouTube/Joy OsiagwuPius Adesanmi.

He was a professor at the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.

Watch his TED Talk “Africa is the forward that the world needs to face” here.


Abiodun Oluremi Bashua, a retired Nigerian ambassador.

UNAbiodun Oluremi Bashua.

Bashua previously served as secretary to the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

Source: USA Today,UN


Canadians Amina Ibrahim Odowaa and daughter Sofia Abdulkadir, age 5.

Pictured here:


Norwegian aid worker Karoline Aadland.

Aadland, 28, worked for the Norwegian Red Cross.


51-year-old German national the Rev. Norman Tendis.

Pilgrimage of Justice and PeaceThe Rev. Norman Tendis, from the World Council of Churches.

Sarah Auffret, a Polar tourism expert, was a dual French-British national.

Auffret was on her way to Nairobi to speak about the Clean Seas project.

“Words cannot describe the sorrow and despair we feel. We have lost a true friend and beloved colleague,” the association of arctic expedition cruise operators said in a statement.


Canadian Peter deMarsh.

DeMarsh was the chair of the International Family Forestry Alliance and president of the Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners.

Source: CBC


Ugandan Christine Alalo, a police commissioner under the banner of the African Union mission in Somalia.

African Union Mission in SomaliaChristine Alalo.

Source: AP


Ethiopian Sara Gebre Michael, one of the flight attendants.


Canadian Jessica Hyba from Ottawa.

Hyba was working as a UN senior external relations officer.

Source: Global News


Briton Joanna Toole, 36, a United Nations worker from Devon, UK.

OcreanCare/YouTubeJoanna Toole.

The CEO of hospitality company Tamarind Group, Jonathan Seex.

Source: Facebook


Paolo Dieci, who founded the Italian NGO International Committee for the Development of Peoples.

Ministero Cooperazione e Integrazione/YouTubePaolo Dieci, speaking at Forum Cooperazione in 2012.

Source: USA Today


Danielle Moore, from Toronto, Canada.

Moore is pictured on the left:

The 24-year-old tweeted her excitement about the UN conference, which many of the passengers were planning to attend.


Sebastiano Tusa, an archaeological councillor from Sicily.

sebastianotusaSebastiano Tusa.

He was a regional councilor for Cultural Heritage in Italy’s Sicily region and had been flying to Kenya for a project with Unesco.

Source: TempoStretto


Kodjo Glato, a crop scientist from Togo.

He was a professor of botanical sciences at Lome University, Togo.


German citizen Anne-Katrin Feigl.

UN Migration PressAnne-Katrin Feigl.

Feigl was en route to a UN training course in Nairobi as part of her role as a junior professional officer, the UN said.


Anthony Ngare, a Kenyan journalist who worked with the government.

Ngare had just come from a UN conference in Paris and was on his way to the UN conference in Nairobi.

Source: The Standard


Stéphanie Lacroix, a Canadian.

Lacroix was working with the UN Association in Canada, and she graduated in 2015 from the University of Ottawa.

Source: CBC


Victor Tsang from Hong Kong.

Tsang worked for the United Nations in Kenya, promoting environmental protection and sustainable development. He was also a guest lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Source: CNN


Jared Babu, a Kenyan.


Joseph Waithaka, a Kenyan.

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Waithaka was father to three children, and left the UK to live in Kenya in 2015.

Source: New York Times,BBC


Six members of the Canadian Dixit-Vaidya family.

Three generations of the Dixit-Vaidya family were travelling on a family holiday to Kenya, where

One member, Kosha Vaidya, 37, was born there.

She was travelling with husband Prerit Dixit, 45, daughters Ashka, 14, and Anushka, 13, and parents Pannagesh Vaidya, 71, and mother Hansini Vaidya, 63.

Source: Guardian


Tamirat Mulu Demessie, a child-protection specialist from Save the Children.

https://twitter.com/MindFuror/status/1104823839895089152?ref_src=twsrc^tfw

Source: New York Times


Kenyan Hussein Swaleh.

Swaleh was a former secretary general of the Football Kenya Federation.

Source: Guardian


Saudi citizen Saad al-Mutairi.

Al-Mutairi was the only Saudi onboard.

Source: al-Arabiya


French and Tunisian national Karim Saafi, of the African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe.

Daily Active KenyaKarim Saafi.


Maria Pilar Buzzetti, from the World Food Program.

Il Messaggero, an Italian newspaper based in Rome, published the news with this image of Buzzetti.


American brothers Melvin and Bennett Riffel.

The pair were from Redding, California.


Kenyan Rev. Sr Florence Wangari Yongi.

She was reportedly travelling home from Kisangani, Congo, where she had worked as a missionary for over three years.

Source: The Standard


Sam Pegram, a 25-year-old British man who was working for the Norwegian Refugee Council.


Canadian Derick Lwugi, an accountant from Calgary.

Source: Calgary Herald


Djordje Vdovic from Serbia, who worked at the World Food Program.

Vdovic is pictured in the thumbnail of this article from 2015.


German-South African Max Thabiso Edkins.

Edkins worked as a communications officer for the World Bank climate change advocacy platform Connect4Climate.

Source: CNN.


Nepali Ekta Adhikar.

Adhikar worked at the World Food Program.

Source: CNN


Rwandan Jackson Musoni.

Musoni was a UN High Commissioner for Refugees staff member.

Source: CNN


Slovakian Blanka Hrnko, her son, Martin, and daughter, Michala, were on the plane.

Aktuality.skThey were the family of Slovakian MP Anton Hrnko, pictured.

They were the family of Slovakian member of parliament Anton Hrnko.

Source: Facebook


Indian Shikha Garg, a UN consultant.

Source: NDTV


US citizen Siraje Hussein Abdi.

Abdi was on his way to meet his sister and brother in Nairobi.

He arrived in the US in 2002, and he lived with his brother Hassan. He attended South High School, Denver, Colorado.

Source: New Dehli Times


Virginia Chimenti, also from the World Food Program.

https://twitter.com/ANAGABRIELRLgld/status/1105042193423712256?ref_src=twsrc^tfw


Three Russian passengers have been named.

Russia’s Sberbank bank employees Aleksandr Polyakov and his wife, Ekaterina, were on the flight.

The third Russian victim was skydiving instructor Sergei Vyalikov.

Source: Moscow Times


Six Egyptians, who worked for the Foreign Ministry.

No images have yet been released, but all six Egyptian victims worked for the country’s Foreign Ministry.

The names of the dead were: Doaa Atef Abdel-Salam Abdel-Salam, Suzan Mohamed Abu-Farag, Nasser Fatehy Al-Azab Douban, Ashraf Mohamed Abdel Halim Al-Turkim, Abdel-Hamid Farrag Mohamed Magly, and Essmat Abdel-Sattar Taha Aransa.


Eight Chinese citizens.

One of the dead was named as Jin Yetao, 32, who was in Africa to promote the “Belt and Road Initiative.”Zhen-Zhen Huang, a World Food Program worker, also died.

China had previously said two UN workers were among the eight on the flight.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said four of the eight Chinese passengers were working for a Chinese company.

The final two had travelled to Ethiopia for “private matters,” Kang said.

Source: AP

China has since grounded all 737 Max-8 planes.


Many of the victims still remain unidentified. They include 28 Kenyan nationals.

Source: Ethiopian Airlines


At least four US citizens remain unnamed.

Source: Ethiopian Airlines


Seven Italians.


Five British people.

Source: Ethiopian Airlines


Five Ethiopians.


Three Germans.


Four Indians.


Four French citizens.


Three Austrians.

Peter Guschelbauer, from the Austrian foreign ministry, said they were three doctors.

Source: Guardian


Three Swedish people.


Two Spaniards.


Two Israelis.


Two Moroccans.


Two Poles.


A Belgian, Nigerian, Indonesian, Serbian, Djiboutian, Somali, Ugandan, Yemeni, Sudanese, Slovakian, Togolese, and Mozambican.

Catholic Relief Services said Sara Chalachew, Getnet Alemayehu, Sintayehu Aymeku, and Mulusew Alemu were among the Ethiopian casualties.

Source: AP

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