An Ethiopian Airline flight carrying 157 people – 149 passengers and 8 crew members – to the Kenyan capital Nairobi has crashed.
The Boeing 737 plane took off from Addis Ababa at 8:38 AM local time, and crashed shortly after at 8:44 AM.
The office of the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed released a statement on Twitter saying:
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
Accident Bulletin no. 1— Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) March 10, 2019
Issued on march 10, 2019 at 11:00am
Ethiopian Airlines will release further information as soon as it is available. Updated information will also be on Ethiopian Airlines website at https://t.co/Je7pXoKxHh pic.twitter.com/07wKZHPVPl