An Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday was carrying passengers from more than 30 countries, the airline’s CEO told journalists.
He said they included 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Italians, eight Chinese citizens, eight Americans, seven British citizens, seven French citizens, six Egyptians, five Dutch citizens, four Indians, four people from Slovakia, three Austrians, three Swedes, three Russians, two Moroccans, two Spaniards, two Poles and two Israelis.
Belgium, Indonesia, Somalia, Norway, Serbia, Togo, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen each had one citizen onboard.
Four of those onboard were listed as using United Nations passports and their nationalities were not immediately clear.
He also said the Pilot of crashed Ethiopian airlines flight had an excellent flying record and that the plane had no known technical problems.
He however, revealed that the Ethiopian airlines pilot had reported difficulties and asked for permission to turn back.
-Addtional reporting by Reuters