Ethiopian Airlines formally notified the Israeli Embassy in the capital, Addis Ababa, that Israeli businessman Avraham Mazliach, 49, a resident of Ma’ale Adumim, was one of two Israelis killed this past March.
The Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from the capital, killing all 157 people aboard the aircraft. A second Israeli, security specialist Shimon Re’em, 55, from Zichron Ya’akov, was also among the dead.
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, using a Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, took off from Boke International Airport in Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019, heading to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya when the plane crashed just a few minutes after takeoff.
It followed by five months the crash of Indonesia’s Lion Air flight in which 189 people were killed in October 2018, also in a Boeing 737 MAX.