The Federal Aviation Administration initially declined to ground the 737 Max, cautioning against comparing the Ethiopian Airlines crash with the October crash of a Lion Air 737 Max off of Indonesia or assuming that they are related. The two men often fly Ethiopian Airlines for business and plan on completing their journey to Nairobi through Addis Ababa with the airline.
"I have to say that yesterday was the first time I started to really have concerns myself, because I've worked with the British investigators and regulators".
All 157 passengers, harkening from some 35 countries, were killed in the crash, which reportedly suffered unstable vertical speed after takeoff and tried to climb before nose-diving to the grouond.
"We fully support the investigative process and caution the public to avoid drawing conclusions prior to uncovering the facts of the incident", the letter continued.
Though there is no evidence of links, the twin disasters have spooked passengers worldwide, led to the grounding of most of Boeing's 737 MAX aircraft, and sending shares in the world's biggest planemaker plunging.
"Concerning families and relatives who'd like to travel, we're ready to assist to take them to Addis, give them accommodation, then constant updates will be given from the other side", Gobena told the media.
Patrick Smith, a Boeing 767 pilot who writes a column called "Ask the Pilot", says he's been telling passengers who ask that the 737 Max is safe.
Ethiopian Airlines 737 crashed six minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport and killed all on board. Further, numerous victims or their families do not profess to the Christian faith while the allowable period for last rites is only 24 hours for Jews and Muslims which is long expired.
Another woman, draped in a traditional white Ethiopian mourning shawl, held aloft a framed portrait of her brother.
"Only because of this am I able to speak with you now", said Moseson, a Gerrer chosid.
Cody French said his mother, Dawn Tanner, was on her way to visit friends in Kenya.
Peter DeMarsh, a graduate of Carleton's master's program in worldwide affairs in 1985, was the chair of the global Family Forestry Alliance and president of the Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners.
Inside a plastic tent, families sat in front of about half a dozen framed pictures of victims, some posing in graduation uniforms, others displaying broad smiles.
Ethiopian Airlines made the announcement on Tuesday, acknowledging that the identification of some victims will take much longer due to the impact and ensuing fire.
People stand near collected debris at the crash site of Ethiopia Airlines near Bishoftu, a town some 60 kilometres southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 11, 2019.