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Ethiopian Plane Crash   [773호]
Ethiopian Plane Crash0On Mar. 10, an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after taking off from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. The aircraft, a Boeing 737 Max 8, was on route to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi. The plane lost contact with air traffic control six minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport at 8:44 a.m. local time.
The plane had a total of 157 passengers, and the tragedy claimed the lives of all of them. They were comprised of 35 different nationalities, including 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Americans, eight Italians, eight Chinese nationals, seven French people, and seven U.K. nationals. Among them, there were 19 United Nations staff members.
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said, “My heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all the victims, including our own U.N. staff, who perished in this tragedy.”
The French Bureau of Enquiry and Analysis for Aviation Safety is currently investigating the cause of the accident by analyzing the jet’s black boxes.

Christine Kim
Staff Reporter
1. Where was the Boeing 737 Max 8 headed to?
2. When did the plane lose contact with air traffic control?
3. What will be analyzed during the investigation?
1. What are some possible reasons the Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed?
2. Do you ever worry about being in a plane crash?
3. Do you know of any other similar plane crash stories? 4. Do you think the investigation will result in a clear reason for the crash?