Release #: 19.07
March 11, 2019

ALPA Statement on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued the following statement regarding the loss of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 on March 10:

“The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) is saddened by the loss of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. Our deepest condolences are with the families and loved ones of the passengers and crewmembers who lost their lives in this tragic event.

“As the various parties responsible for the investigation begin their work, we caution against speculation about what may have caused the accident. ALPA stands ready, through the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations, to assist the international aviation community in every way possible with the shared goal of advancing a safer air transportation system around the globe.”

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