An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said, and there were no survivors, according to the state broadcaster.
ADDIS ABABA, March 10 (MENA) - All 157 people on board an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed soon after taking off from Addis Ababa have been killed, the airline said on Sunday morning.
The plane, en route to Nairobi, Kenya, lost contact at 08.44 am local time soon after taking off, at 08:38 am local time, from Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital, CNN reported.
The aircraft, flight number ET 302, went down near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa. The airline believes there were 149 passengers and eight crew members on board.
Ethiopian Airlines issued a statement saying: "The group CEO who is at the accident scene right now regrets to confirm that there are no survivors. He expresses his profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident."
A spokesman for the airline said the victims were of 32 different nationalities