Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes, Killing 149 passengers on board

Ethiopian Airlines plane en route to Nairobi has gone down with 149 passengers and 8 crew onboard, the airline said.

The Boeing 737 is believed to have crashed six minutes after take off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital, according to local reports.

It went down around 30 miles.

There are no currently no confirmed details on numbers of any fatalities but the Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed offered condolences to the families of those who had been lost.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister’s official Twitter account has expressed condolences to families of those lost.

The PM’s office wrote on Twitter: “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.”

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