Former BIOS Student Killed In Plane Crash

March 13, 2019

Among the 157 people killed in an Ethiopian Airlines plane crash on Sunday [March 10] was Canadian Danielle Moore, a former student at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS].

The Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after take-off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board. The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on the flight from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya.

A story in the CBC said, “Friends and family have described her as an activist who raised her voice for Indigenous rights, climate change, food security and the Manitoba Energy Justice Coalition.”

“Let these wise words ring out and know that Danielle spent her time learning, exploring, teaching, sharing. She spread joy and a passion for protecting and understanding this fragile planet,” Winnipeg cycling advocate Anders Swanson posted on Twitter.

“Her enthusiasm and love for life was contagious. Danielle, you’ll be deeply missed.”

“She was a kind and caring person who was passionate about engaging youth in environmental issues and human rights and changing the world for the better,” said CPAWS Manitoba executive director Ron Thiessen.

“Her enthusiasm and energy were infectious as she tirelessly organized events — from litter cleanup sessions to educational field trips for youths. Danielle will be sorely missed. Our thoughts go out to her family at this difficult time.”

The crash also killed the family of local resident Paul Njoroge, with Mr Njoroge’s wife, three small children and mother-in-law all aboard the plane when it crashed.

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