A father, Dr. Getachew Tesema, is irrepressibly mourning his son, who was a pilot on the Ethiopian Airline plane that crashed.
The deceased captain, Yared Getachew, was only 29-year-old but had more than 8,000 hours of flight time and more than 10 years of experience.
Mourning his son, Dr. Tesema, who is a surgeon, said Yared is a special child who never backed down from any challenge.
He further revealed that his son was even engaged to be married before encountering the unfortunate plane crash.
“He was hard working and respected everyone, old or young,” Dr. Getachew told VOA.
“People loved him and respected him, and he was a blessing in so many ways. He was very close to me.”
The late Yared, born in Kenya in 1989, was the fifth of six children and his father hopes the pilot’s commitment will be remembered in history.
According to him, he is yet to get over the death of his son, who he described as “a special being”.
My brain is numb. There isn’t anybody in the family that could repress how good he is. He was a special generation, a special being,” Dr. Getachew added.
Last Sunday, an Ethiopian Airline flight crashed minutes after takeoff, killing all the 149 passengers and eight crew aboard on Sunday.
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A spokesperson for Ethiopian Airlines said among the dead in the crash are 32 Kenyans and 17 Ethiopians.
It was also later confirmed that there were 31 other nationalities among those on board the new Boeing 737-8 MAX plane that crashed
According to authorities, the victims include 18 Canadians; eight each from China, the United States and Italy; seven each from France and Britain; six from Egypt; five from the Netherlands and four each from India and Slovakia.
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