Ethiopian Air flight 302
On March 10, 2019, Ethiopian Air flight 302 (ET302) took off from Addis Abbaba at 8:38am(UTC+03:00)Ethiopia due to arrive in Nairobi, Kenya. For the next six minutes, the pilots struggled to control the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft before crashing at high speed into the ground near Bishoftu, Ethiopia.
There were no survivors. All one hundred forty nine passengers and eight crew members lost their lives. Families lost mothers, fathers, children, siblings and grandparents. Communities devastate by the loss of friends, extended family, colleagues and neighbours. Thirty five countries were robbed of leaders, activists, and outstanding citizens. Some were on their way to Work for the United Nations, to represent a nonprofit organisation or government, to vacation or visit family, and some were on their way home.
As the families of the victims, we felt the need to establish the Flight ET302 Families organization to collaborate in healing and in remembering our loved ones. Dedicated to helping each other, to establish a memorial and secure the crash site and build the legacies of our loved ones.
ET302 Families, Inc. (Corporation) has been established to empower, inform, emotionally heal and equip the families of victims of aircraft crashes. As well as advance the common interests of those families in building legacies in the communities and causes most affected the loss of the live on board ET302. Those interests include, but are not limited to, providing social and emotional assistance and information for victims’ families, educational and charitable purposes.