Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash: ‘No Survivors’ On Flight Carrying 157 People


Kenya: All 157 people aboard an Ethiopian Airlines plane have been killed after it crashed minutes after take-off, according to the state-run broadcaster.

The Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation said there were no survivors from Flight ET 302, carrying 149 passengers from 33 countries and eight crew members.

The Boeing 737-8 MAX was on a regular scheduled flight when it came down shortly after taking off from the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Airlines says it believes 149 passengers and eight crew members were on board a plane that crashed six minutes after taking off from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, on a flight to Nairobi.

The airline said the plane had crashed near the town of Bishoftu, some 31 miles (50km) southeast of the Addis Ababa.

The jet left the airport at 8.38am local time before losing contact with the control tower at 8:44am.

The plane “had an unstable vertical speed” after take-off, according to the flight tracking website Flightradar24.

The aircraft is just a few months old, having taken its first flight at the end of October.