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Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashes

Posted 10 March 2019 · Add Comment

Ethiopian Airlines has confirmed that its flight ET 302/10 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit).

 

The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ took off at 08:38 am local time from Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport and lost contact at 08:44am.

The airline said in a statement: "At this time search and rescue operations are in progress and there is no confirmed information about survivors or any possible causalities. Ethiopian Airlines staff are being sent to the accident scene. 

“It is believed that there were 149 passengers and eight crew onboard the flight but we are currently confirming the details of the passenger manifest for the flight.

“Ethiopian Airlines is establishing a passenger information centre and telephone number will be available shortly for family or friends of those who may have been on flight ET 302/10 March.”

Copyright: Boeing

 

 

 

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