Ottawa professor Pius Adesanmi dies in Ethiopian Airlines crash

An Ottawa professor was among 18 Canadians who died after an Ethiopian Airlines jet, bound for Nairobi, crashed Sunday morning, killing all 157 passengers and eight crew members on board. Pius Adesanmi, the director of Carleton University’s Institute of African Studies and a professor at the school, was on the plane when it crashed shortly after takeoff near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of…

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Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes on its way to Kenya with 157 people on board, no survivor

An Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane bound for Kenya has crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. An Ethiopian Airlines spokesman confirmed that the Boeing 737 plane had crashed on a routine flight from Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa to Nairobi on Sunday. The plane took off at 8:38am (0638 GMT) from Bole International Airport and “lost contact” six minutes later near Bishoftu,…

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