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Just in: 157 passengers confirmed dead Ethiopian Airplane crashes


A Boeing 737 aircraft of the Ethiopian Airlines crashed minutes after departing from Addis Ababa on Sunday morning.

The aircraft was on its way from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.

The airline said, Eight crew members and 149 passengers are believed to have been on board the Nairobi-bound flight.

The aircraft had taken off from the Ethiopian capital at 8.38 am local time (11.08 am Indian time), but lost contact at 8.44 am near Bishoftu.

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

However, later today the Authorities of the Ethiopian Airlines revealed that there were no survivors. They also estimated the total death to 157.

The Ethiopian prime minister’s office in a separate, earlier statement offered condolences to families.


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