Dubai resident missed tragic Ethiopian Airlines flight

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A Dubai resident missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed minutes after take-off, killing all 157 people on board.

Ahmed Khalid was supposed to be on the plane that was heading to Nairobi, but was delayed on a connecting flight from Dubai.

In an interview with Global News, Ahmad said: "Because of the delay from Dubai, I missed the first flight (to Nairobi). So, when I reached Addis Ababa, they told me to take the next flight, which is at 11 o'clock and I said its fine."

He wasn't the only person to miss the flight either, as a Greek man arrived at the gate two minutes late after getting lost in the airport.

The Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft came down just six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa.

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