It is with great sadness and shock that we, members of the ESFNA executive staff, board members, players and extended family, express our deepest condolences to those that lost their lives on Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 that crashed on its way to Nairobi. We cannot imagine the pain and hardship of those that were near and dear to the passengers and crew members and can only hope that they gain strength and solace from their higher being and collective embrace of our nation and nations around the world. 

Needless to say, today’s incident has carved a hole in each Ethiopian around the world, as the Ethiopian Airlines brand has for more than half a century been an entity of national pride within the hearts of each. And although it may not make much difference to those that lost loved ones, we members of ESFNA hope that the reason for this ill-fated incident is quickly investigated and discovered to avert any more incidents from happening again.