PRESS STATEMENT

TANZANIA CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY

 

 

DAR ES SALAAM                                                                                                    10 MARCH 2019

PRESS STATEMENT

 

CONDOLENCE NOTE FOR THE ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES PLANE ACCIDENT OF 10TH MARCH 2019.

 

Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) is heartedly saddened by the news of the tragedy occurred in the morning of 10th March 2019, whereby Ethiopian Airlines flight number ET 302 from Bole International Airport to Nairobi Jomo Kenyatta International Airport crashed around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) with 157 souls on board.

The aircraft Boeing 737-800 MAX lost contact with Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority's Air Traffic Control (ATC) 6 minutes after takeoff.

Our deepest and heartfelt condolences go out to the families of the passengers and crews who have lost their lives. This is a tragic accident affecting aviation global Community and we shall wait for the reports of this accident to learn what went wrong on this flight.

 

Hamza S. Johari

Director General