Monday, March 11, 2019

157 Feared Dead As Ethiopian Airlines Flight Enroute Kenya Crashes

An Ethiopian Airlines flight heading to Nairobi crashed with 157 passengers onboard feared dead. 

The Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft with flight number ET 302, lost contact a few minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport. 

 The aircraft crashed around Bishoftu, Addis Ababa. 

The airline authorities have said: "search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties. "

It said staff were being sent to the scene of the crash to "do everything possible to assist the emergency services". There are also plans in place to set up a passenger information centre and a dedicated phone number for families and friends of people who may have been on board the flight. 

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