Breaking: Ethiopian Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, 157 people on board
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 bound for Nairobi crashed in Addis Ababa just after takeoff on March 10, 2019.
The plane was carrying out flight ET302 from Addis Ababa Bole Airport (ADD), in Ethiopia to Nairobi International Airport (NBO) in Kenya. First reports say 149 and 8 crew members were on board.
The aircraft, a Boeing 737 MAX 8 registered ET-AVJ was only 4 months old.
"At this time search and rescue operations are in progress," said an Ethiopian Airlines spokesperson in a press release. "We have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties."
The head of the Ethiopian government sent his condolences to the families of the victims, via Twitter.
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.— Office of the Prime Minister - Ethiopia (@PMEthiopia) March 10, 2019
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