- 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.
This photo is said to be the pilot of #ET302 – Yared Getachew (Mulugeta)
What a horror trying to get Boeing 737 MAX to respond and stabilize! ????
Rubani wa ndege #Ethiopianairlines iliyoanguka jana – alipambana kurudisha ndege uwanjani baada ya hitlafu ya ndege. Inasikitisha! pic.twitter.com/K5mlkwyscc
— Maria Sarungi Tsehai (@MariaSTsehai) March 11, 2019
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.
Asiavugwa had left the US to attend a funeral at his wife’s home, in Trans Nzoia, Kenya.
39-year-old aid worker Micheál Ryan, from Ireland.
Ryan, from County Clare, Ireland, was father to two young children and an engineer with the UN World Food Programme.
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.
He was a professor at the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University, in Ottawa, Canada.
Abiodun Oluremi Bashua, a retired Nigerian ambassador.
Bashua previously served as secretary to the Conference of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Canadians Amina Ibrahim Odowaa and daughter Sofia Abdulkadir, age 5.
Spoke to the brother of the Edmonton mom on board the deadly Ethiopian Airlines flight. Mohamed Ali says Amina Ibrahim Odowaa was well-loved w/ many friends & his niece Sofia Abdulkadir (name corrected) was friendly, funny w/ a mind of her own. He hoped they'd missed their flight pic.twitter.com/mlrWzLII4s
— Andrea Huncar CBC (@andreahuncar) March 10, 2019
Norwegian aid worker Karoline Aadland.
The Norwegian Red Cross is very sorry to announce that we fear our Programme Finance Coordinator Karoline Aadland (28) was onboard the flight ET302 and among the deceased. Our thoughts are with her next of kin. Our focus is on providing them with assistance in this difficult time pic.twitter.com/1wCY3UMH0q
— Norges Røde Kors (@rodekorsnorge) March 10, 2019
Aadland, 28, worked for the Norwegian Red Cross.
51-year-old German national the Rev. Norman Tendis.
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.
Second Devon woman Sarah Auffret named among 157 killed in Ethiopia crash https://t.co/vmkQYaxFtr
— Tina Crowson (@TinaCrowson) March 11, 2019
“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.
Ugandan Christine Alalo, a police commissioner under the banner of the African Union mission in Somalia.
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.
The CEO of hospitality company Tamarind Group, Jonathan Seex.
Paolo Dieci, who founded the Italian NGO International Committee for the Development of Peoples.
Source: USA Today
Danielle Moore, from Toronto, Canada.
Moore is pictured on the left:
— Danielle Moore (@danimoos) December 18, 2017
The 24-year-old tweeted her excitement about the UN conference, which many of the passengers were planning to attend.
I'm so excited to share that I've been selected to attend and am currently en route to the @UNEnvironment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya with @UNACanada and #CanadaServiceCorps / #LeadersToday! I can't wait to share what I'm learning along the way.
— Danielle Moore (@danimoos) March 9, 2019
Sebastiano Tusa, an archaeological councillor from Sicily.
He was a regional councilor for Cultural Heritage in Italy’s Sicily region and had been flying to Kenya for a project with Unesco.
Kodjo Glato, a crop scientist from Togo.
Another incredible African scholar lost on the Ethiopian Airlines flight: Kodjo Glato, a young Togolese crop scientist with a passion for sweet potatoes and how they could be used to improve food security in West Africa. He had an NGO called "Farmers Without Borders." pic.twitter.com/yk8Pb7puVV
— Ryan Brown (@ryanlenorabrown) March 11, 2019
He was a professor of botanical sciences at Lome University, Togo.
German citizen Anne-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.
@NatcomUnescoKe is mourning one of its shining stars in Deputy Director, CI Programme @tonyngare who was aboard the Ethiopian plane that crashed.
We pray for his family & friends and send our condolences to those who lost their loved ones. @UNESCO pic.twitter.com/wWzT55aQcn
— Knatcom for UNESCO (@NatcomUnescoKe) March 10, 2019
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.
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.
Jared Babu, a Kenyan.
Joseph Waithaka, a Kenyan.
Waithaka was father to three children, and left the UK to live in Kenya in 2015.
Six members of the Canadian Dixit-Vaidya family.
The Dixit-Vaidya family, Brampton, Ont.
A Brampton couple says their six family members were about to experience “the trip of a lifetime” in Kenya before they were tragically killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash on Sunday.
— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) March 11, 2019
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.
Tamirat Mulu Demessie, a child-protection specialist from Save the Children.
Source: New York Times
Kenyan Hussein Swaleh.
Hussein Swaleh among the 32 Kenyans who perished in the Ethiopian Airline plane crash, he was the match commissioner for the Ismaily SC Vs TP Mazembe Champions League match on Friday in Alexandria, Egypt.
— Ahmed Yamany (@AhmedYamany) March 10, 2019
Swaleh was a former secretary general of the Football Kenya Federation.
Saudi citizen Saad al-Mutairi.
— …???????????????????? ???????????????????? @MrDJones (@MrDJones) March 11, 2019
Al-Mutairi was the only Saudi onboard.
French and Tunisian national Karim Saafi, of the African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe.
Maria Pilar Buzzetti, from the World Food Program.
Il Messaggero, an Italian newspaper based in Rome, published the news with this image of Buzzetti.
Aereo caduto in Etiopia, il sorriso di Maria Pilar Buzzetti: «Adorava i bambini». https://t.co/vVAc3OddAQ
— Piergiulio (@Piergiulio58) March 11, 2019
American brothers Melvin and Bennett Riffel.
Two of the victims from the #EthiopianAirlinesCrash were brothers from #Redding. I spoke with a family friend today who shared with me stories of Melvin and Bennett Riffel (far left and second to right). Here more tonight on our story at 6 PM @KOBITV pic.twitter.com/wl5Y9BxLUy
— Miles Furuichi (@milesfuruichi) March 11, 2019
Kenyan Rev. Sr Florence Wangari Yongi.
Rev Sr Florence Wangari Yongi is among 32 Kenyans who died on Ethiopian Airline. She was travelling home from Kisangani, Congo where she worked as a missionary for three-and-half years. Her father said she was coming to renew her passport. pic.twitter.com/BioryVLq9q
— Joachim Omolo (@omolobeste) March 11, 2019
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.
— Stephen Ladek (@stephenladek) May 18, 2015
German-South African Max Thabiso Edkins.
Edkins worked as a communications officer for the World Bank climate change advocacy platform Connect4Climate.
Nepali Ekta Adhikar.
WFP stands in solidarity with family members to mourn Ekta Adhikari who died yesterday on the Ethiopian Airline tragedy. A talented humanitarian who brought joy to many lives. pic.twitter.com/q3Ixv5nGzt
— WFP Nepal (@WFP_Nepal) March 11, 2019
Adhikar worked at the World Food Program.
Rwandan Jackson Musoni.
Jackson Musoni was the only Rwandan on the #ET302 flight. He worked in Sudan with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and was among delegates headed to Nairobi for a conference. His 3 kids & wife will miss him terribly.@joshua_mitala@JoelSsenyonyi pic.twitter.com/ZJpWYgy3mw
— Mordecai Muriisa (@MordecaiMuriisa) March 12, 2019
Musoni was a UN High Commissioner for Refugees staff member.
Slovakian Blanka Hrnko, her son, Martin, and daughter, Michala, were on the plane.
They were the family of Slovakian member of parliament Anton Hrnko.
Indian Shikha Garg, a UN consultant.
— Vipul Garg Yuva (@vipulgargyuva) March 11, 2019
US citizen Siraje Hussein Abdi.
— Nasir H Barud (@Nasir_Barud) March 11, 2019
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.
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.
Many of the victims still remain unidentified. They include 28 Kenyan nationals.
Source: Ethiopian Airlines
At least four US citizens remain unnamed.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) March 10, 2019
Source: Ethiopian Airlines
— Embassy of Italy TZ (@ItalyinTanzania) March 11, 2019
Five British people.
“I was deeply saddened to hear of the devastating loss of life following the plane crash in Ethiopia. At this very difficult time my thoughts are with the families and friends of the British citizens on board and all those affected by this tragic incident.” – PM @Theresa_May
— UK Prime Minister (@10DowningStreet) March 10, 2019
Source: Ethiopian Airlines
PM Abiy Ahmed shared his condolences in a televised address on behalf of the FDRE Government.
The House of People’s Representatives have declared March 11, 2019 a national day of mourning for citizens of all countries that have passed in this tragic accident. #PMOEthiopia pic.twitter.com/F0aA1sPnYP
— Office of the Prime Minister – Ethiopia (@PMEthiopia) March 10, 2019
Four French citizens.
Peter Guschelbauer, from the Austrian foreign ministry, said they were three doctors.
Three Swedish people.
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.
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