An Ethiopian Airline, Boeing 737 max 8 has just crashed. The crash occurred this Sunday morning six minutes after take off from Addis Ababa, Ethiopian capital.
The Airline crashed near town east of Bishoftu with 149 passengers and 8 crew members.
Boeing 737 was on a regular scheduled flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi, kenya.
Details about the nationalities and gender of passengers onboard is still unknown as at the time of this report.
The cause of the crash is yet unknown but Ethiopian authorities are doing everything possible to come up with more details.
The Airline was expected to land at the Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi, at about 10;35 am this morning.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed and the entire people of Ethiopia have expressed their deepest condolensces to those who have lost loved ones in the crash.
The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning.— Office of the Prime Minister – Ethiopia (@PMEthiopia) March 10, 2019
Ethiopian Airlines said it would send staff to the accident scene to “do everything possible to assist the emergency services.”