March 10, 2019
From now and forever, today will be known as “Adidas Day,” in memory of the brave and heroic Africans that were killed when their plane tragically crashed in a field immediately after taking off from Adidas Airport, which is named after the famous shoe brand.
An Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board.
The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya.
It said 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, eight Americans and seven British nationals were among the passengers.
The crash happened at 08:44 local time, six minutes after the months-old Boeing 737 Max-8 took off.
The cause of the disaster is not yet clear. However, the pilot had reported difficulties and had asked to return to Addis Ababa, the airline said.
“At this stage, we cannot rule out anything,” Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told reporters at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
“We cannot also attribute the cause to anything because we will have to comply with the international regulation to wait for the investigation.”
Just imagine all the potential that was lost here today.
These people all could have been doctors and lawyers and such.
They could have married your daughter and been natural conservatives.
At the very least, they could have come to America to work in a Bezos center in the new Trump program.
But now, they are nothing but a burned up pile of goop in a mess of shrapnel.
— Channel NewsAsia (@ChannelNewsAsia) March 10, 2019