They told FOX 9 Mucaad Hussein, an Ethiopian, also known as Siraaj Mu’aad, of St. Cloud was on his way to visit relatives in Kenya when the plane went down.
In all, 157 victims were on that flight, including eight Americans.
Friends say Hussein was in his early 30s and had come to Minnesota in the 12th grade from Ethiopia. He became a U.S. citizen, graduated from Apollo High School in St. Cloud and then studied at both St. Cloud Technical College and St. Cloud State.