Boeing 737 Ethiopian Airlines crashed this Sunday 10 march morning

By incident 🕔 16:50, 10.Mar 2019 69

The flight was to connect the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, with that of Kenya, Nairobi. On Sunday morning, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed a few minutes after taking off, for some reason still unknown. On board, 149 passengers and eight crew members.

In a statement, the company said the plane took off at 8:38 and that six minutes later, contact with the aircraft was lost. "We confirm that our flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today," she said.

  On-site search and rescue operations - some 50 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, near Bishoftu - found no survivors. Many tourists were on board, including seven French, the company said in a press conference. There are, in total, 32 nationalities.

The causes of the accident remain unknown but, according to Ethiopian Airlines, the pilot reported "difficulties" and wanted to return to Addis.