WASTED WARNINGS

On March 10, 2019, eight of my colleagues and 149 passengers were killed instantly
when their Nairobi-bound flight from Addis Ababa crashed six minutes after takeoff.
Such a loss was staggering, incomprehensible. Relatives and loved were
overcome with grief. The nation of Ethiopia came to a standstill, stunned with sadness
and disbelief. The world mourned. We all wondered, “How could such a catastrophe
have happened?"
“Why?”

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About Captain Kai

Bernd Kai von Hoesslin, “Kai” as many know him, is a retired Boeing B737 instructor and captain. With over 2,500 hrs instructing in the aircraft or simulator and well over 6,000 in-command hours on the B737 variants.

He has flown or was type rated on the B777, B747, A300, A310 and BAe 146 and served with 21 airlines or aircraft operators in his 37 year career.

Having left his 4th year of Industrial Engineering and entered aviation having been trained at such academies as Flight Safety International and Lufthansa Aviation Training, he travelled and lived across the globe from South America to China exercising his passion for training and flying passenger jets.

Originally offered a Type Rating Instructor (TRI) and Line Training role with Ethiopian Airlines in November 2008, he did not accept to join the airline until July 2017.

Wasted Warnings is his story on the experiences within the airline where the dramatic impact of the crash on ET302 departing from Bole International Airport on March 10, 2019, a Boeing B737 MAX never made it to thre planned destination Nairobi and changed his life and all those who perished forever.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

About the Book

On March 10, 2019, eight of my colleagues and 149 passengers were killed instantly when their Nairobi-bound flight from Addis Ababa crashed six minutes after takeoff.
Such a loss was staggering, incomprehensible. Relatives and loved were overcome with grief. The nation of Ethiopia came to a standstill, stunned with sadness
and disbelief. The world mourned. We all wondered, “How could such a catastrophe have happened?”  “Why?”
As a commercial pilot with almost forty years’ experience, and a captain with Ethiopian Airlines for nearly two years, however, I believe I know exactly what happened. And who was to blame. I want those responsible to be held to accountable.
People ask me why I bothered to write this book. Did I think it would make a difference? What reasons could I have? No one would listen.
“I have one hundred and fifty-seven very good reasons,” I say. And I still have hope that something will change, that someone will listen.
And that maybe the crew and passengers killed on Flight 302 will not have lost their lives in vain.