26th May 08:57 PM
157 passengers on board killed as Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes minutes after takeoff
By Semi Turaga
Monday 11/03/2019
CEO of Ethiopian Airlines Tewolde Gebremariam, looks at the wreckage of the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia [Photo: MPR News]

An Ethiopian Airlines jet has crashed shortly after take‑off from Addis Ababa, killing all on board.

The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya.

It said 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, eight Americans and seven British nationals were among the passengers.

The crash happened six minutes after the months‑old Boeing 737 Max‑8 took off.

[Source: BBC]

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