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Summary

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Live Reporting

All times stated are UK

  1. Breaking'Black box found'

    The black box for the Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 that crashed on Sunday near the town of Bishoftu, 60km (37 miles) south-east of the capital, Addis Ababa, has been found, Ethiopian state media reports.

    US plane maker Boeing is facing questions after the aircraft crashed six minutes after take-off, killing all 157 people on board.

    It was the second crash in five months involving a 737 Max 8, and comparisons are being drawn with a Lion Air accident in Indonesia last October.

  2. ET 302 lands in Nairobi

    Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 landed on Monday morning at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta Airport, in the capital, Nairobi.

    The flight number is the same as the one of the plane that crashed on Sunday, six minutes after take-off from Bole International airport in Addis Ababa.

    The BBC's Africa Business Editor has been tweeting from the Nairobi airport.

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  3. 'My hair just stood up when I heard pilot died'

    Tibebeselassie Tigabu

    BBC Amharic, Nairobi

    Captain Yared with colleagues
    Image caption: Captain Yared (R) was of Ethiopian and Kenyan heritage

    A friend of Captain Yared Mulugeta - the main pilot on the Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed - says his "hair just stood up" when he heard that he had died.

    In a BBC Amharic interview, Hassan Katende said he learned of the crash through social media.

    Quote Message: I saw the news about the crash and I saw the crew’s name and since Yared is such a common name it didn’t ring in my mind that it would be him. I was saying it was terrible and all that.
    Quote Message: Later in the evening at around eight, another friend said: 'Did you hear about Yared?' And I said: 'What do you mean Yared?' Then my hair just stood up. Then he said it is Yared who crashed. I said no…no…no…
    Quote Message: I can’t sleep. It's shocking. It’s very hard to believe. It's really unbelievable."
  4. Bodies being recovered at site of crash

    Hanna Temuari

    BBC Amharic

    A shirt is seen at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 11, 2019

    I am at the site of the crash. Pieces of clothing are lying on the ground.

    Red Cross volunteers and police forensic experts are here. They are recovering bodies, and small pieces of the wreckage. The have also picked up the wheels of the plane.

    I will keep you updated as developments unfold so stay with BBC Africa Live.

  5. Picking through the remains of the wreckage

    Alastair Leithead

    BBC News, Nairobi

    Shoe at siite of crash

    As investigators begin to pick through what little remains of Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302, the names and the nationalities of those on board each tell a story of individual tragedy and loss.

    Among the 157 dead were 19 United Nations staff, and other international delegates on their way to Nairobi for a major environment conference. A total of 32 Kenyans died.

    There were doctors, aid workers, environmentalists, academics, a famous Nigerian writer, and the former secretary general of Kenya's Football Association. Children and tourists were among the dead.

    Local residents collect debris at the scene where Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed in a wheat field just outside the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Focus is now on the cause of the crash. It's the second Boeing 737 Max to go down shortly after take-off in five months - and it was a new plane.

    Ethiopian Airlines has grounded its fleet of the aircraft, as has China saying it wants an assurance from Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration that it is safe to fly.

  6. Nigeria mourns much-loved academic

    Nigerian-born Canadian professor and writer Pius Adesanmi has been named among the victims of Sunday's air disaster in Ethiopia.

    The Ethiopian Airlines flight was en route from Addis Ababa to Kenya's capital, Nairobi, but crashed shortly after take-off, killing all 157 people on board.

    Mr Adesanmi was traveling from Canada to Nairobi to attend an African Union, Economic, Social and Cultural Council meeting.

    The community of Nigerian writers, scholars and journalists said, in a statement on Facebook, that it was dealing with the "painful loss of our friend".

    He was active on social media, where he "flagellated the Nigerian ruling class" with well-thought essays, amassing a huge following in the process.

    Until his death, Mr Adesanmi was a professor of English and the director of the Institute of African Studies at Carleton University in Canada.

    He is survived by a wife and two daughters.

    In 2015, he gave a TED talk titled Africa is The Forward That The World Needs To Face:

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    He won several awards, including a 2017 Canada Bureau of International Education Leadership Award, the Penguin Prize for African Writing in the Non-Fiction category for his book You’re Not a Country, Africa and the Association of Nigerian Authors' Poetry prize for his poetry collection The Wayfarer and Other Poems.

    News of his death has triggered a lot of reactions on social media in Nigeria and other countries on the continent.

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    Nigerian author Elnathan John has been tweeting about the last time he met Prof Adesanmi.

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  7. Ethiopian Airlines hostess was artist's neighbour

    Mihret Aschalew

    BBC Amharic, Nairobi

    Prominent Ethiopian artist Tesfaye Mamo was the neighbour of the lead hostess on the plane which crashed on Sunday.

    He told BBC Amharic that Sara Gebre Michael was a caring mother, and will be sorely missed.

    She is survived by her husband and three children.

    Tesfaye has posted images of Sara on his Facebook page:

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    Tesfaye said her family and friends were waiting to receive her remains, and were preparing for her funeral.

    He was at the Ethiopia Airlines emergency centre on Sunday, when news came through that Sara was among those who died in the crash.

    "People were fainting," he told BBC Amharic.

  8. Ethiopia and China ground Boeing 737 Max 8

    A piece of the fuselage of ET Flight 302 can be seen in the foreground as local residents collect debris at the scene where Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed in a wheat field just outside the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometers southeast of Addis Ababa on March 10, 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

    Ethiopia and China have ordered all of their Boeing 737 Max 8 passenger aircraft to be grounded indefinitely for checks after Sunday's air disaster in Ethiopia.

    Nearly 160 people were killed when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 plunged into farmland near the capital, Addis Ababa.

    China's aviation ministry cited similarities between the Ethiopian crash and one involving the same model in Indonesia last October.

    It says it wants an assurance from Boeing and the US Federal Aviation Administration that it is safe to fly.

    Read: What do we know about the Boeing 737 Max 8?

  9. Ethiopia declares day of mourning

    Members of the search and rescue team carry dismembered parts of passengers bodies at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash
    Image caption: Members of the search and rescue team carry dismembered parts of passengers bodies at the scene of the crash

    Ethiopia's parliament has declared a day of mourning to remember the victims of the plane crash.

    Passengers from more than 30 countries were on the flight, including 19 United Nations staff.

    Others were doctors, academics and a well-known Nigerian writer Pius Adesanmi.

    A Slovak MP, Anton Hrnko, confirmed that his wife and two children were on the plane.

    Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed promised to publish the findings of the investigation.

    It will take place in co-ordination with experts from Boeing and the US National Transportation Safety Board.

    Read the full BBC story here

  10. Flags fly at half-mast

    Kalkidan Yibeltal

    BBC Amharic, Addis Ababa

    Flags are flying at half-mast in Ethiopia as the country mourns the 157 people killed in Sunday's plane crash near the town of Bishoftu, 60km (37 miles) south-east of the capital Addis Ababa.

    Ethiopa flag

    A minute's silence was also observed at the headquarters of the United Nation Economic Commission for Africa.

    United Nation Economic Commission for Africa.
  11. Good morning

    Welcome to BBC Africa Live where we will bring you the latest news on the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane and other news and views from around the continent.