Just seconds after takeoff from the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on the morning of the 10 march yanking it in the plane, a 737 Max-8, delivered from the american manufacturer Boeing just a few months earlier.
For most of the 157 persons on board, of 35 different nationalities, Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 the last of many on a long journey towards the kenyan capital city of Nairobi. One of the four swedes, the 45-year-old Jonathan Seex, has visited the family in France and is on his way back to Kenya and work as a manager for a restaurant and hotel chain.Britt-Marie Seex lost his son Jonathan in the Ethiopian Airlines crash at the beginning of march. Photo: Adam Daver
In the cockpit is fully a state of emergency and warning lights are all flashing . One of the sensors show that the planet is almost straight upward, which is incorrect, and the automatic presses, therefore, and hold the muzzle while the Captain Yared Getachew and his mate Ahmed Nur Mohammed is struggling to get up.
the System is to help pilots but now it has become their worst enemy. For four agonizing minutes, they are struggling desperately to get control over the machine. But they lose the fight.
At 08:43 thunder the plane in a 40 degree angle and with a speed of 900 kilometers an hour, in the ground, six kilometers east of Addis Ababa. All 157 on board are killed.https://twitter.com/PMEthiopia/status/1104650609951719427
for the trip to the coast. The retired translator, divides his time between Sollentuna and Kenya, where she once in the 1970s, along with her husband founded the first restaurant in the chain in the Tamarind, which the son now become the ceo of the. Her flight goes in a couple of hours. It is just that they should be given time to be seen.
– He has written and said that he should be home around half twelve. So I'm waiting. The time will be half past twelve. Then the twelve, there will be no car. So I'm looking at the website for the airport and see the plane lifting from Addis at eight is ”still on route” and I think it's strange. It is true, of course, not because it is only a two hour flight. So I go check on the BBC News, " explains Britt-Marie after she opened up the coffee in the cups in the apartment in Sollentuna.
the News of the crash, the tops of all the news sites in the world at noon on 10 march.
" I knew immediately that it was Jonathan's plan. It was terrible. I didn't get air, couldn't breathe. I saw what had happened.
release the site Flightradar24, which tracks flights in the air, the data suggests that the plane's altitude and speed varied considerably directly after the start.https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1104668693613764609
A plan of the same model crashed only six months previously in Indonesia and there are clear similarities between the events. In both cases, it seems the automatic system, MCAS, which is to prevent the slope created by the new more powerful and advanced engines, have contributed to the course of events. These concerns are confirmed in the preliminary incident report prepared by the who was released in the end of march.
the Report came now. I could not read it, have not opened it for it was for the dicey, " says Britt-Marie Seex.
Any debt adds she is not at Ethiopian Airlines, but the more critical she is against the aircraft manufacturer.
– It seems to be Boeing's fault. They were apparently after the Airbus in the development and they have simply removed the shortcuts to catch up. They have not trained the staff properly, the pilots have not been made aware of the changes in the system. So they did not know what they would do, or did what they could but there was time to correct it. It is money and greed, as always.
It will take many months before the full investigation is complete.Jonathan Seex killed in plane crash east of Addis Ababa. Photo: Adam Daver
created the worst crisis in modern times for Boeing as required in the money of the airlines that have been forced to park all the copies of the ill-fated model in anticipation of new directives from the authorities. The brand has lost 12 billion dollars in value – and now the first legal claims from the relatives.
reinsurance company Willis Re estimates that the insurance claims could be the largest ever made in anything aviation in time of peace.
Also, Britt-Marie Seex will, together with the dissolution confirmed Nadege to sue Boeing.
" we will do that. It was actually an american lawyer who appeared with us just one week later, they are the ”ambulance chasers”, they follow the ambulances.
" I have never sued anyone. We can't get back Jonathan. But it almost feels like they should pay for having been so sloppy. It has cost people life and then it should cost them also, " says Britt-Marie.
kenyan mangoes and ripen in the spring sunshine this Friday afternoon in april creates höstkänslor. Maybe it is the brown lawns between the house and the lake that contribute to this impression.
Britt-Marie Seex strongly critical of the state Department, which, she argues, has been responsible for a great betrayal.
– In the beginning, I knew not what I would expect. But then I saw what the other did. Jonathan's wife Nadege is a French citizen and after two days they had in Paris gathered together the families of nine French citizens who had been to a big meeting where they could ask questions and were informed about everything. In an adjacent room were psychologists and counselors if they wanted to have that kind of help.
Then came Nadege down to Nairobi and quite early heard the French authorities and said that they would make a trip to the scene of the accident and they did on 29 march. None of us came with on this trip, but afterwards they sent a letter where they told in detail about the trip, " says Britt-Marie Seex.
Kenyan authorities, the total affected families to a meeting at a conference center and a regeringsrepresentant told the relatives that they wanted to show that the government ”has a soul and a pity.”
"I have not heard anything like that from the Swedish government," says Britt-Marie Seex.Photo: Adam Daver
from an official who writes that ”the persons concerned will appreciate feedback in order to learn the lessons of how the Swedish authorities worked with the crash”.
" I thought, ”oh, the Swedish authorities are using my son's death as learning materials?”. They have not learned enough after the tsunami, after Estonia, after Drottninggatan?
– Then I wrote to a foreign MINISTRY official and said that I would like to have contact with the other Swedish families. Perhaps we could form a group. But then they say that they are not allowed to disclose such information.
What should Swedish relatives expect from the authorities after a major accident abroad? The issue has been the subject of debate since the 2004 tsunamikatastrof in Southeast asia, Britt-Marie Seex refers to.
says to DN that it can distinguish between how different situations are handled, depending on the circumstances. He stresses the importance of the various authorities to coordinate their efforts.
In the case of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, it is primarily the police of the id-commission which has the contact with the next of kin (in this case, Nadege, ed) and the embassy in Addis Ababa responsible for the work on the ground in Ethiopia.
– Sometimes you can have the need to talk, and where we have a good cooperation with the Swedish church in the parts which are not consular. Support is provided in the hemkommunerna. But we should not leave out the id information on the other people. It is about protecting the integrity of the individual, although I understand that in some cases it would be a good thing to do it, " he says.
He says that you should be careful to compare between the different countries that they are acting for themselves.
– We have our routines and they have their. We should be supporting and be available to answer questions, and we have a call 24 hours a day every day of the year. We have procedures for how we will keep the families informed and in contact with the people involved. But all might not want to have it as a group but want to have an individual contact and it can be a dialogue with a close family member in confidence. People handle grief in different ways and some cannot even bear to talk about what happened, " he says.
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