December 10, 2019
World News

Tragic final message from young woman killed in the Ethiopian Plane Crash

mirror: A Canadian woman killed in an Ethiopian Airlines crash wrote a tragic final message as she made the long journey to Africa for a UN assembly.

Danielle Moore, 24, told of her excitement of being selected to attend the UN Environment Programme session in Nairobi, Kenya.

She wrote a final tweet while she was en route to the event, but she and everyone else on board the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane were killed when it crashed just after take-off near Addis Ababa.

The young activist, who lived in Winnipeg and was originally from Toronto, did everything she could to make the world a better place, her devastated family have said.

In a tweet posted on Saturday, Ms Moore wrote: “I’m so excited to share that I’ve been selected to attend and am currently en route to the @UNEnvironment Assembly in Nairobi, Kenya with @UNACanada and #CanadaServiceCorps / #LeadersToday!

“I can’t wait to share what I’m learning along the way.”

She was one of 18 Canadians killed in the crash, which claimed the lives of all 149 passengers and eight crew members.

Her brother David told CBC News: “She always strived to make the world a better place.”

Ms Moore worked for the charity Canada Learning Code, teaching introductory coding classes to children, and was a volunteer ambassador for the Canadian programme Ocean Wise.

She graduated from Canada’s Dalhousie University with a bachelor’s degree in marine biology and biological oceanography.

Many of Sunday’s victims were en route to Nairobi for the UN assembly.

There were 157 people on board when the Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed near the town of Bishoftu in the deadliest aviation accident in Ethiopia’s history.

The pilot had reported a problem and requested to return to Addis Ababa, but the plane crashed just six minutes after take-off at 8.44am local time.

The plane’s black box, a cockpit voice and flight data recorder, has been recovered and it will be analysed as part of the investigation.

The dead were of 35 different nationalities.

At least seven Britons were among those killed, including UN worker Joanna Toole, 36, Kenyan and British dual national Joseph Waithaka, 55, and French-British polar tourism expert Sarah Auffret, 30.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

It is the second air disaster involving a Boeing 737 Max 8 jet in five months, raising questions about the safety of the planes.

In October, a jet operated by Indonesia’s Lion Air crashed into the Java Sea 12 minutes after take-off, killing all 189 people on board.

In the aftermath of Sunday’s disaster, Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its four remaining Boeing 737 Max 8 planes “as extra safety precaution” until further notice.

China and Indonesia have ordered their airlines to suspend operations of their 737 Max 8 jets.

Cayman Airways has also announced that it would ground its fleet.

Boeing said the investigation into the crash is in its early stages and there is no need to issue new guidance to operators of its 737 Max 8 aircraft.

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