Ethiopian Airlines: The airplane crashed attain the city of Bishoftu, a city and separate woreda of Ethiopia
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline stated.
Flight ET 302 crashed attain the city of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline stated, confirming the airplane was a Boeing 737-800 MAX, registration amount ET-AVJ.
The flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8.38 am native time, sooner than losing contact with the alter tower factual a puny while later at 8.44 am.
“Search and rescue operations are in growth and we effect no longer bear any confirmed files about survivors or any seemingly casualties,” the airline stated in a sing.
The highest minister’s place of job sent condolences by way of Twitter to the families of these lost in the crash, with out providing extra small print.
Reveal-owned Ethiopian is one in every of the ideally suited carriers on the continent by snappy dimension. It stated previously that it expected to carry 10.6 million passengers final year.
Its final predominant crash was in January 2010, when a flight from Beirut went down almost right this moment after employ-off.