The United Nations Excessive Fee for Refugees says one in every of its Canadian-born workers was among the many victims of the lethal crash of an Ethiopian Airways airplane.
The UNHCR has recognized the lady as Jessica Hyba, who was working because the group’s senior exterior relations officer.
The airplane crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday morning, killing all 157 aboard together with 18 Canadians.
A mom and daughter from Edmonton, a famend Carleton College professor, a forestry employee from New Brunswick and an accountant with the Metropolis of Calgary have been additionally among the many Canadians who died within the crash.
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It was not clear what brought on the Ethiopian Airways airplane to go down in clear climate six minutes after departing Bole Airport in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on its solution to Nairobi, the capital of neighbouring Kenya. The accident was strikingly just like final 12 months’s crash of a Lion Air jet that plunged into the Java Sea, killing 189 folks.
Each crashes concerned the Boeing 737 Max eight, and each occurred minutes after the jets grew to become airborne. Within the wake of Sunday’s crash, Ethiopian Airways in addition to all Chinese language airways have floor their Boeing 737 Max eight planes indefinitely.
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