Grammy winner Ricky Kej misses Ethiopian Airlines flight, expresses grief over the crash
Tributes and condolences continue to stream in for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines 737 crash. All 157 people on board the plane were killed in the crash on Sunday. About 19 of the victims were travelling to participate at the United Nations Environment Assembly.
From India, Grammy-award winning musician Ricky Kej, who is participating at the assembly, was supposed to be on the fated flight. However, the musician had changed plans and travelled earlier for another event.
In an FB post, he wrote: "Extremely saddened and shaken by the news of this plane crash. I was supposed to fly on this plane to Nairobi (for the United Nations Environment Assembly), but changed my flight in the last minute because I was accepted to a forum which started two days earlier. So I am already in Nairobi. Many delegates and participants from many countries were on the plane, some were friends and acquaintances of mine. Everyone were arriving in Nairobi to work towards making this world a better place. This world will be poorer without them, but we will all work harder in their memory... towards achieving all our common goals. My deepest condolences to everyone (sic)."
When Indulge contacted Ricky, he said he is quite shaken by the news, and that the mood at the assembly is quite sombre. "There have been some tributes and prayers since morning. And also the flags across the United Nations have been on half mast. Work continues though, with even more strength, in memory of the deceased," said the musician.
The flight that took off from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ehtiopia, carried passengers from more than 30 countries. Investigations are on to ascertain the cause behind the crash.