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Air crash victim finally comes home

October 29, 2019

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As Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg testified before a Senate panel in Washington, D.C. today family members of the dead from two Boeing 737 Max crashes held up photographs of their lost loved ones. In Dublin, the funeral cortege of Micheál Ryan, who died in the Ethiopia crash last March, is pictured leaving the mortuary in Dublin Airport. Mr. Ryan was on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed shortly after takeoff on March 10 in Addis Ababa. There were no survivors after the Boeing 737 Max, which was carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members, crashed shortly after takeoff en route to Nairobi in Kenya. Christine Ryan and her son, Tiernan, flew to Ethiopia two days ago to bring Micheál’s remains back to Ireland. Ryan, 39, and a married father-of-two, originally from County Clare, had worked as an engineer with the World Food Program on projects in the developing world. His mother said Mr. Ryan was coming home as a “UN hero” because of “all the lives he has saved.” His coffin is draped with the United Nations flag. Today is the first anniversary of the first Max crash, that of a Lion Air plane in Indonesia. Photo: Sam Boal/Rollingnews.ie.

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