An Ethiopian Air craft from Ethiopia (Ethiopian Airlines) has crashed shortly after take-off from the capital of Ethiopia Addis Ababa to Nairobi Kenya with 157 passengers on board.
According to the Airline statement the plane left Bole International Airport at 8:38am on Sunday and after six minutes on its way, it lost contact with air traffic control.
“At this time search and rescue operation are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties.”
Abiy Ahmed’s, the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, in a tweet posted from his office sent out their heartfelt condolences to the families and friends who have lost their beloved ones on the plane.
A Boeing 737-800 Aircraft, flight ET302 a direct flight between the capital cities of countries in Africa neighbouring Ethiopia had 149 passengers plus eight crew aboard.
In the Airline’s statement released, the plane crashed 50 kilometres (31miles) south of the capital Addis Ababa around Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit at 8:38am local time, shortly after take-off.
At the moment no confirmed details on the cause of the crash has been made.
The Africa’s largest transporter as it calls itself, the Ethiopian Airlines is a government owned Airline.
It revealed its aspirations of turning into a door way to Africa just of recent.
However, the crash incident arrived at a time the country’s reformist Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, has just promised to open up the Airline to foreign investors in a major alteration of the government-centred economy including other sections in the country.
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