Flight 302 Ethiopian Airline crash

On Sunday, March 10, a tragedy occurred in Ethiopia that impacted 35 countries. A Sunday morning flight became a tragedy, within minutes, when a Boeing 737 Max 8, carrying 157 people en route to Nairobi, Kenya, crashed 6 minutes after takeoff from Bole International Airport, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, killing all 157 passengers and crew members onboard.

The plane took off at 8:38AM local time, and air traffic control lost contact with the flight at 8:44AM. The plane crashed in Bishoftu, a town 40 miles southeast from Ethiopia’s capital city. According to CNN, The victims came from 35 different nationalities from all over the world. Thirty-two Kenyans, seventeen Ethiopians, eighteen Canadians, eight Americans and seven French are just 5 of of the 35 different nationalities affected. The pilot of flight 302 informed controllers that the plane was having control problems before it crashed. The pilot also requested permission to return back to Bole Airport right after takeoff according to the Wall Street Journal.

This has been the second crash involving the 737 Max 8 plane in a span of 5 months. In October 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in Indonesia, 12 minutes after takeoff, killing all 189 on board.

Countries around the world including the US, Canada, China, Australia, India and 45 more countries have grounded the Boeing 737 Max. As of right now, the cause of the crash is still unclear. Ethiopian airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told reporters at Bole International Airport, in Addis Ababa, “We cannot also attribute the cause to anything because we will have to comply with the international regulation to wait for the investigation.”

The Monday following the fatal crash became a national day of mourning in Ethiopia. According to Al Jerreza, remains are still being identified and will take up to 6 months for all of them to be correctly identified. For 35 countries that lost a citizen, and more countries, this crash was heartbreaking to hear about.

Things to do over spring break

Spring break is just around the corner and you’re probably considering what to do. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Science Museum of Minnesota: The Science Museum is focused on topics in technology, natural history, physical science, and mathematics education. It was founded in 1907. You can explore 8.5 acres of exhibits. https://www.smm.org/
  2. Mall of America: This is a shopping mall where you can visit all your favorite stores. It is the largest mall in the country, and it has over 500 stores and more than 50 restaurants. There are a lot of fun activites like visiting the Nickoldeaon Universe and going on many different rides. https://www.mallofamerica.com/home
  3. Minnesota Zoo: This zoo is in Apple Valley, Minnesota. The zoo has many different animals you can see like American Bison, American Black Bear, Amur Tiger and, Brown Bears. http://mnzoo.org/
  4. Greak Wolf Lodge: The Great Wolf Lodge is an indoor water park in Bloomington. Great Wolf Lodge will offer families a great place to stay and play with over 75,000 square feet of indoor water park. https://www.greatwolf.com/
  5. Sky Zone: This is an indoor Trampoline Par. You can plan parties, do dodgeball tournaments, fitness classes, and other events. https://www.skyzone.com/

Sports schedule for: Mar 25-30

MONDAY DATE:   3/25/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
TBD   Tennis:Boys Varsity Practice Begins Vs. Central, Como, Harding, Humboldt, Johnson, Washington Technology Magnet  
 3:30pm 3:00PM Badminton:Girls Varsity Match Washington Technology Magnet @ Washington Technology Magnet 4:45 PM
 3:30pm 3:00 PM Badminton:Girls JV Match Washington Technology Magnet @ Washington Technology Magnet 4:45
         
TUESDAY DATE:   
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WEDNESDAY DATE:   

 

TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
12:00pm 11:00am Track & Field: Girls & Boys Varsity Invitational VS. @University of St. Thomas 3:00pm
3:15pm   Badminton: Girls Varsity Match

Badminton: Girls JV Match

VS. Humboldt @ St. Paul Highland Park H.S  
THURSDAY DATE:     3/28/19
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
3:45pm 3:00pm  Badminton: Girls Varsity Match

Badminton: Girls JV Match

VS Humboldt @ St. Paul Johnson H.S  4:45pm
         
FRIDAY DATE:    
TIME BUS DEPART EVENT DETAILS BUS RETURN
   2:10  Adaptive Bowling  Sun Ray Bowl  4:00
         
         
Saturday DATE:          
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