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An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 sits at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, March 23, 2019 (AP photo by Mulugeta Ayene).

Air Travel in Africa Is Safer Than Ever, Despite the Ethiopia Crash

Monday, April 1, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines is dealing with its biggest challenge in years following the crash last month of Nairobi-bound Flight 302 soon after takeoff in Addis Ababa. All 157 people onboard were killed. The crash raised serious questions about the safety of the Boeing 737 Max jet, which was involved in another fatal accident last year in Indonesia. For all the focus on the crash in Ethiopia, major African carriers and civil aviation entities have made significant strides in improving their safety records in recent years, says Daniel Kwasi Adjekum, an assistant professor of aviation at the University of North Dakota’s John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. In an interview with WPR, he discusses the state of aviation safety across the continent and what further steps African countries and airlines can take.

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