Heart-broken mother of Ethiopian jet crash victim says she tried to talk her daughter out of flying because she ‘had a bad feeling’
- Elena Polyakova said that she had a ‘bad feeling’ about her daughter’s flight
- Ekaterina Polyakova and husband Alexander Polyakov were killed in the crash
- The couple had loved to travel and share pictures and videos on Instagram
The mother of an Ethiopian Airlines crash victim has revealed she had a ‘bad feeling’ and tried to talk her daughter out of taking the plane.
Ekaterina Polyakova and husband Alexander Polyakov were killed in the crash despite all the efforts of Mrs Polyakova’s mother Elena to talk them out of taking the flight.
Elena Polyakova said that she had experienced a ‘bad feeling’ and did not want her daughter and son-in-law to fly to Kenya.
Ekaterina Polyakova and her husband Alexander Polyakov pictured in the footage before their deaths onboard the Ethiopian Airlines flight
Alexander Polyakov appears nervous in a video filmed minutes before he died on the Ethiopian Airlines plane
Ekaterina Polyakova (left) with her mother Elena Polyakova (centre with sunglasses) and her grandmother
She said: ‘I had a bad feeling. I tried to talk them out of this travel and of this flight in particular. But my daughter said that everything would be okay.
‘I was very worried on the eve of their flight but could do nothing to stop them.’
Both spouses worked in a Russian bank where Ekaterina was an accountant and her husband was a coder.
The couple loved to travel and share pictures and videos on Mrs Polyakova’s Instagram. Both dreamed of going to Kenya.
Ekaterina’s mother Elena Polyakova said: ‘They loved each other so much and never quarrelled. They were so bright people.’
Mrs Polyakova filmed her last video and shared it on her Instagram page minutes before being killed in the crash.
The young couple, who has both dreamed of going to Kenya, loved to travel and share pictures and videos on Instagram
Ms Polyakova mother said her daughter and her husband had loved each other so much and never quarrelled
The clip shows the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane destined for Nairobi on the runway of the Addis Ababa airport.
Another video shows her husband Alexander Polyakov, who is seen sitting on a bench and waiting for boarding the plane.
Mr Polyakov looks very tense and visibly worried in the video. He makes an unsure attempt to smile then lower his eyes down.
Mrs Polyakova commented on the video: ‘1.5-hour transfer and we are flying to Kenya’.
The plane crashed six minutes after taking off and took the lives of 157 passengers from 33 different countries.