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CRASH: Ethiopian Airlines carrying 157 Passengers crashes on the way to Kenya

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Nairobi — An Ethiopian Airlines flight carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members to Nairobi crashed on Sunday morning, officials confirmed to the Reuters agency that “It is confirmed it happened at 8.44 (am)”.

“We hereby confirm that our scheduled flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today, it is believed that there were 149 passengers and eight crew on board the flight but we are currently confirming the details of the passenger manifest for the flight,” the airline said in a statement.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister office tweeted grief and expressed solidarity with the grief-striken families, “The office of the PM, on behalf of government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning”.

The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning.

Further details are awaited.

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