Families to mark first anniversary of Ethiopian 737 Max deadly crash

The families of passengers and crew aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 will mark the first anniversary of the deadly crash on Tuesday.

The accident killed all 157 people aboard on March 10, 02019 shortly after take-off. It was the second involving the new 737 MAX plane in just five months and led to its worldwide grounding.

There were people from 33 nations aboard Flight 302. Hundreds of relatives and friends from across the world have travelled to Ethiopia for the memorial.

Onboard the aeroplane, were among others, 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, eight Americans and seven British nationals.

Families from nations including Canada, the United States, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Italy and France will attend the ceremony at the crash site, which is about a three-hour drive from the capital, Addis Ababa.

Organisers say the program will include a tree planting and the reading out of victims’ names.

The anniversary happens a day after an interim report by the airline was released focusing on software installed on the Boeing 737 MAX airliner.

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