Delegates at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 11, 2019. Photo: Reuters

UN environment talks open under shadow of Ethiopian plane crash

  • Grim start to the annual meeting, with the flag at half-mast and a moment of silence for United Nations staff who died in the disaster
Topic |   United Nations

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Delegates at the United Nations Environment Assembly in Nairobi observe a minute of silence in memory of the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash on March 11, 2019. Photo: Reuters
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Rescue team at the crash site of the Ethiopia Airlines Boeing 737 near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. Photo: AFP

157 die in crash of Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi

  • Victims were from 35 countries, including eight from China – one of them from Hong Kong
  • Boeing’s 737-800MAX is back in spotlight just five months after another deadly crash in Indonesia
Topic |   Plane crashes and aviation accidents

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Rescue team at the crash site of the Ethiopia Airlines Boeing 737 near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 10, 2019. Photo: AFP
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