Breaking: Canada-Based Nigerian Professor, Pius Adesanmi Dies In Crashed Ethiopian Airlines Plane
Pius Adesanmi, Nigeria-born Canadian professor, scholar and columnist was among the passengers on ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, on Sunday morning, multiple sources can confirm.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members, lost contact with air traffic controllers six minutes after taking off.
It crashed near Bishoftu, southeast of the Ethiopian capital, Ethiopian Airlines said in a statement.
The airline said 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, eight Americans and seven British nationals were among the passengers.
Until his death, Adesanmi was a Professor of English at Carleton University, Ottawa and a regular columnist with Sahara Reporters.
His tragic death comes barely a year after he survived a ghastly accident in July 2018 in Oyo State. He had termed his lucky escape a miracle.
Adesanmi posed with his Canadian passport in the last picture he posted on Facebook on Saturday morning.
His last message on Facebook read: “If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me – Psalm 139:9-10.”