US aerospace giant Boeing said Sunday it was “deeply saddened” about the deaths of all 157 people aboard Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 and would provide technical assistance to find out why its aircraft crashed.
The brand-new Boeing 737 — which was delivered just last year — was heading from Addis Ababa to Nairobi when it crashed after take-off.
“Boeing is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of the passengers and crew on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, a 737 MAX 8 airplane,” the company said in a statement.
Adding that, “A Boeing technical team will be travelling to the crash site to provide technical assistance under the direction of the Ethiopia Accident Investigation Bureau and U.S. National Transportation Safety Board.”
Boeing extended their heartfelt sympathies to the families and loved ones of the passengers and crew on board and said they stand ready to support the Ethiopian Airlines team.