Egypt's embassy in Addis Ababa follows recovery of Egyptian plane crash victims

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"We discussed the departure at length and I reviewed in my mind our automation setup and flight profile but can't think of any reason the aircraft would pitch nose down so aggressively", one pilot said.

The tragedy on Sunday had a wider impact because the UN staffers-enroute from Addis Ababa to Nairobi for the Fourth UN Environment Assembly March 11-15-were from 12 UN agencies and peacekeeping missions, plus representatives of civil society organizations (CSOs). Both planes crashed shortly after takeoff.

"Out of the 32 passengers who were on board, the teams have managed to reach out and talk to 25 families". Her 34-year-old mother, a Kenyan who had applied to be a permanent resident of Canada, had told Karanja of a sense of fear she felt ahead of the trip.

The Ethiopian Airlines pilot whose jet crashed killing 157 people had reported internal control problems, the firm said on Wednesday, as it prepared to send the black boxes to Europe from a disaster that has rocked the global aviation industry.

The Ethiopian government is already taking preventive measures by announcing on Monday its decision to indefinitely ground all its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes.

"We've grounded all Boeing 737-8 Max planes which Ethiopian Airlines was operating and which was involved in the accident yesterday as a precaution safety measure".

Mr Mavropoulos, who is president of the International Solid Waste Association, said he was initially angry as staff had not helped him and he missed the flight.

The UK and Malaysia on Tuesday banned Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes from their airspace.

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"Running to catch flight ER 302 Addis Ababa - Nairobi..."

At the opening of the United Nations assembly in Nairobi, delegates paid their respects with a moment of silence, according to press reports from the Kenyan capital.

Canada lost 18 nationals in the crash with Ethiopia losing nine.

The victims come from 35 countries, and eight of them are American.

It was the second crash involving the 737 Max 8 model in less than five months, after the Lion Air crash off Indonesia in which 189 people died in October.

Questions have been raised on whether pilots have been adequately trained to override the autopilot function popularly referred to as Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS). A focus there is the role of a software system created to push the plane down, alongside airline training and fix standards.

Boeing, the world's biggest planemaker, which has seen billions of dollars wiped off its market value since the crash, said it understood the actions but retained "full confidence" in the 737 MAX and had safety as its priority.

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