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Ethiopian Airline crash: All 157 on boards are killed, says report

The airlines in a statement said: “We hereby confirm that our flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today, it is believed that there were 149 passengers and eight crew on board the flight but we are currently confirming the details of the passenger manifest for the flight.”

Saima Siddiqui

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Published on 10 March 2019 11:41 AM GMT

Ethiopian Airline crash: All 157 on boards are killed, says report
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Addis Ababa: All 157 passengers along with eight crew members on board in an Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet en route to Nairobi, died in a plane crash early on Sunday, according to Ethiopia's state broadcaster. The flight ET 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, near capital Addis Ababa, the airline said.

The airlines in a statement said: “We hereby confirm that our flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today, it is believed that there were 149 passengers and eight crew on board the flight but we are currently confirming the details of the passenger manifest for the flight.”

The Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed’s took to his official Twitter handle to express condolences to the families of those lost in the crash. “The office of the PM, on behalf of government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning,” the PM’s office said on Twitter.

The Boeing 737 jet left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8.38 am local time, before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later, the statement read. "Search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties,' said the airline control room.

State-owned Ethiopian is one of the biggest carriers on the continent by fleet size. Its is one of the major crashes in its history. The last crashes was in January 2010, when a flight from Beirut went down shortly after take-off.

-Family members arrive at Bole International airport in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to get information on the Ethiopian flight that crashed.

-All 157 passengers reportedly killed in crash in Ethiopia

All passengers on board Ethiopian Airlines plane have been killed, Ethiopia's state broadcaster reported. There were 157 people on board, 149 passengers and 8 crew members.

-Ethiopian Airlines will release further information as soon as it is available.reported. There were 157 people on board, 149 passengers and 8 crew members.

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