Her mother Ann had come to Canada for a visit in August and was returning home Sunday. "They really have a close working and regulatory relationship with Boeing", he said.
"Out of the 32 passengers who were on board, the teams have managed to reach out and talk to 25 families".
"I was mad because nobody helped me to reach the gate on time", he said in a Facebook post, titled "My lucky day".
The Ethiopian Airlines will transport the bodies to Cairo while the Egyptian Embassy in Addis Ababa works to obtain death certificates for the victims, in coordination with the relevant authorities in Ethiopia, Hashim said.
The black box and voice recorder are the starting point for any air crash investigation - they provide a vital insight into what took place in the final moments of a flight, and how the pilots reacted to it.
The MAX 8 was also the model involved in October's Lion Air crash, which killed all 189 people on board. "This doesn't mean that the incident was related to any defects on this specific fleet", he said.
Investigations are ongoing to established the exact cause of the accident.
The group said its pilots "have the necessary training and experience to troubleshoot problems and take decisive actions on the flight deck to protect our passengers and crew". China, Indonesia, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, India and others have temporarily suspended the plane.
Eight killed, 37 rescued, in Lagos building collapse
The building was in the Ita-faji area of Lagos island, the original heart of the lagoon city before it expanded onto the mainland. About two dozen people have been rescued so far, said freelancer Anna Cunningham, reporting from the scene for CBC News.
"Similar causes may have contributed to both events", European regulators said, referring to the Lion Air crash in Indonesia that killed 189 people a year ago.
Grief has engulfed the world as victims, mostly humanitarian workers, ambassador, and global experts, came from more than 35 countries.
The airline is planning to send the 737 Max 8 plane's flight data recorder to Europe rather than the United States for analysis, he said.
The agency says it will consult with the plane's maker and designer about safety measures.
Questions have been raised on whether pilots have been adequately trained to override the autopilot function popularly referred to as Manoeuvring Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS).
The three U.S. airlines using the 737 MAX - Southwest Airlines Co, American Airlines Group Inc and United Airlines - stood by the aircraft.
It shied away, however, from the even rarer step of pulling the safety certification for the plane itself, focusing instead on the softer process of restricting its use by airlines. Kayak.com was the first big site to say it would modify filters to allow customers to exclude particular types of planes from queries.
US President Donald Trump, an aviation enthusiast whose ties with Boeing run deep, received safety assurances personally from its chief executive Dennis Muilenburg.