Sunday, 10 March 2019

NAMED: First British victim of Ethiopian Airlines flight (PHOTOS)

A 36-year-old animal welfare campaigner has been named as one of the seven Britons killed in the Ethiopian Airlines crash which killed 149 passengers and eight crew today.

Ms Toole, pictured, worked for the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation
The Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed within minutes of take-off from Addis Ababa, losing and gaining speed dramatically in its final seconds, it has emerged. British victim Joanna Toole, from Exmouth, Devon, was among at least 12 passengers who were travelling to a UN environment meeting in Nairobi. Paying tribute today, her father Adrian called her a 'very soft and loving person' whose work with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation was 'not a job but a vocation'.
Mr Toole said she had flown around the world but added: 'Personally I never wanted her to be on a single one of those planes.'
Within the first few minutes after take-off the plane's vertical speed, the rate of climb or descent, varied from 2,624 feet per minute to -1216.
Joanna Toole, one of the British victims of the Ethiopian Airlines flight


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