An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane to Nairobi has reportedly crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and 8 crew members aboard, the airline said.


An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger plane to Nairobi has reportedly crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and 8 crew members aboard, the airline said.

Flight ET 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometers southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline said, confirming the plane was a Boeing 737-800 MAX, registration number ET-AVJ. Reuters reported.
The flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8.38 am local time, before losing contact with the control tower just a few minutes later at 8.44 am. The source added.

“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.


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