36 years old was one among 7 Britons who boarded the flight and were killed in the crash on Sunday. Being an animal welfare campaigner and a polar expert the woman was on her way to a UN meeting.
Boeing 737 Max 8 jet took off from Addis Ababa and with minutes of taking off, the plane crashed and ended up into ashes. The plane was set off to reach Nairobi when it gained speed and suddenly crashed.
157 passengers were killed in the incident including 8 Americans, one Irishman, and 7 Britons. There were 8 crew members on board who were killed in the incident too.
Joanna Toole, a British woman from Exmouth Devon boarded the flight to be able to attend a UN environmental meeting in the Kenyan capital.
She was among 12 people who had boarded the flight with the same intention but the only difference was that her father did not want her to go this time.
Her father who came forward to pay tribute to her said that she was an extremely loving person who took her job with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation as a vocation.
He also said that she had flown around the world for her job but the man never ever wanted her to be on any of these plains.
Sarah Auffret, who was living with the dual nationality of France and Britain was also a victim. Her colleagues came forward to pay tribute to her and said that she was a true friend and a beloved colleague.
Another man killed in the incident was Joseph Withaka, a Kenyan who was returning home after visiting his family as he lived in Hull for several years.
The prime reason according to the reports for the crash is stated to be unstable vertical speed that affected the plane soon after take off. the plane was a new one and was delivered to the company recently in the month of November.
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