Global Pilots on Ethiopian flight ET302

March 10, 2019


MONTREAL - The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) would like to express its most sincere condolences to the families of the passengers and crew affected by today’s tragic accident of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302, a Boeing 737 Max 8 (reg. ET-AVJ) that crashed shortly after take-off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.

IFALPA stresses the need to avoid speculation as to what happened to the aircraft. The Federation has reached out to the Ethiopian Air Line Pilots’ Association and will offer the advice and assistance of accident investigation experts familiar with the B737 Max aircraft to the Ethiopian Accident Investigation Agency.

IFALPA reiterates the need for the technical investigation into the circumstances of this accident to strictly follow the provisions laid out in ICAO Annex 13, with the main objective being the gathering of facts, the determination of the accident's contributing factors and the drafting of safety recommendations that will prevent any recurrence.

For further information, please contact:

Emily Bitting,
IFALPA Senior Communications Specialist
+1 514 419 1191 ext. 228,
[email protected]


Note to Editors: The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations represents in excess of 100,000 pilots in about 100 countries around the globe. The mission of IFALPA is to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide and to be the global advocate of the piloting profession; providing representation, services and support to both our members and the aviation industry.

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