Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 flight to Nairobi crashed with 157 people

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Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 flight to Nairobi crashed with 157 people
Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 flight to Nairobi crashed with 157 people

An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet flight ET302 bound for Kenya’s capital city Nairobi crashed early on 10 Mar 2019, Sunday with 157 people aboard with no information yet on casualties. (149 passengers and 8 crew members)

According to a statement from the airline, flight ET302 took off at 8:38 a.m. local time and lost contact six minutes later, crashing near the city of Bishoftu 62 kilometers southeast of the capital Addis Ababa.

“Search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties,” the airline said in a statement.

The prime minister’s office sent condolences via Twitter to the families of those lost in the crash, without offering further details.

State-owned Ethiopian is one of the biggest carriers on the continent by fleet size. It said previously that it expected to carry 10.6 million passengers last year.

Its last major crash was in January 2010, when a flight from Beirut went down shortly after take-off.

Ethiopian Airlines has issued an Accident Bulletin about flight ET302 on twitter.

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