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Update: Ethiopian Airlines Flight To Nairobi Crashes With 157 On Board, No Survivors

Ethiopian Airlines Flight To Nairobi Crashes With 157 On Board

Updated: Sunday 10 March, 13:45 GMT
  • An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet has crashed on a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi in Kenya. 
  • The flight reportedly had 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. 
  • The Ethiopian Prime Minister has tweeted his deepest condolences to the families and those who have lost their loved ones.
  • No survivors in Ethiopia plane crash.

Ethiopian Airlines Flight To Nairobi Crashes With 157 On Board

An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashed early this morning on Sunday 10 February with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard.

Flight ET 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline said, confirming the plane was a Boeing 737-800 MAX.

No survivors in the Ethiopian plane crash. There were 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, 6 Egyptians, 9 Ethiopians, 7 French, 8 Americans and 7 Britons among the 157 dead in the crash.

The plane crashed six minutes after taking off from Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, on a flight to Nairobi.

The Ethiopian prime minister’s office sent condolences via Twitter to the families of those lost in the crash.
The office of the PM, on behalf of government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning,” the PM’s office said on Twitter.
A press release has been issued at 11am this morning by Ethiopian airlines which indicated full details of the event. 
At this time search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties", the report says.
Ethiopian Airlines Flight To Nairobi Crashes With 157 On Board
Press release | Ethiopian Airlines 

Stay tuned for updates.

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