Ethiopian airliner crashes with 157 people on board, no survivors

Ethiopian airliner (File/Supplied/Nyamilepedia)

March 10th 2019 (Nyamilepedia) – A Ethiopian airline passenger aircraft with 149 passengers and 8 crews on board crashed on Sunday with the total 157 on board dead, authorities in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa have said.

The flight which was, en route to the Kenyan capital Nairobi, lost contact as soon as it took off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa at 08.44 am local time.  The flight took off from the Ethiopian airport at 08:38 am.

The aircraft, flight number ET 302, went down near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa. An airline spokesperson told the CNN the victims were of 32 different nationalities. The spokesman for the Chinese embassy in Addis Ababa said eight Chinese passengers were on board.
The Ethiopian airline said on its Twitter account that it “regrets to confirm that there are no survivors.”