Brampton family confirmed among victims of Ethiopian plane crash

Mar 11 2019, 7:36 pm

A Brampton family are among the 18 Canadians who died over the weekend after an Ethiopian plane crash.

According to the Peel District School Board, Ashka Dixit was one of their students who attended Chinguacousy Secondary School.

“It is with great sadness that I write this letter to inform you of the death of one of our students, Ashka Dixit. Police have informed us that Ashka, along with her parents, sister and grandparents, were passengers on the Ethiopian Airlines flight that was involved in a fatal crash over the weekend,” said the school’s principal ​Sao-Kham Mork-Gerra, in a letter to parents.

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“This tragedy has brought great sadness to the students and staff at Chinguacousy Secondary School.”

Centennial Senior Public School has also confirmed the death of Ashka’s sibling, Anushka.

“We are saddened to hear about the tragic passing of Anushka, her sister, parents and grandparents. Our thoughts are with loved ones today and always,” said the school.

On March 10, an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed this shortly after takeoff, killing all 157 passengers and crew on board, including 18 Canadians.

In its last update, Ethiopian Airlines said it has recovered the Digital Flight Data Recorder and the Cockpit Voice Recorder (The Black Box.) And until it determines the cause of the accident, it has grounded its Boeing fleet.