An Ethiopian Airlines plane crashed on Sunday morning on its means from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya, the airline has confirmed.

In a press release, the airline mentioned it believed that 157 folks have been on board.

“It is believed that there were 149 passengers and eight crew on board but we are currently confirming the details of the passenger manifest for the flight,” it mentioned.

It added that search and rescue operations had been launched and that its officers have been additionally checking for data on survivors and casualties.

“Staff will be sent to the accident scene and will do everything possible to assist the emergency services,” the assertion mentioned.

The airline additionally mentioned it might arrange an data heart and supply a telephone quantity for household and associates.

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  • Ethiopian Airlines recognized the flight quantity as ET 302/10 and mentioned the crash happened round Bishoftu, previously generally known as Debre-Zeit.

The plane’s different identification particulars got as B-737-800MAX, registration ET-AVJ.

The plane left Bole International Airport within the Ethiopian capital at 8.38am native time and misplaced contact six minutes later.


Earlier on Sunday, the workplace of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reported the accident with out giving particulars.

“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,” the PM tweeted.


All 149 passengers and eight crew members believed to be on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed are useless, the airline spokesperson says.There have been folks from 33 totally different nationalities on board Courtesy Standard Newspapers Kenya