Ethiopian airlines plane crash kills all 157 onboard

The Boeing 737 Max-8 aircraft that crashed on Sunday. Picture: JONATHAN DRUIO

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia)—An Ethiopian airlines plane took off for Nairobi crashed Sunday killing all 157 people on board, national media of Ethopia report. The new aircraft was the Boeing 737 Max model that matches the crash of an Indonesian aircraft in October.

According to news reports there were no survivors from Flight 302. According to the information the flight took off at around 8:38 a.m. and remained contactless six minutes later, falling near the city of Bishoftu. The airline said in a statement–It is believed that there were 149 passengers and eight crew onboard the flight but we are currently confirming the details of the passenger manifest for the flight. There were 33 different nationalities aboard the flight.

Office of the Prime Minister – Ethiopia twits that the Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning.

Published on: March 10, 2019 5:33 pm

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