Ethiopian Airlines plane with 157 on board crashes en route to Nairobi

NAIROBI | The Ethiopian prime minister’s official Twitter account on Sunday expressed condolences to families of those lost in an Ethiopian airline’s flight to Nairobi, without giving details.

The Boeing 737, carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members, was on a regular scheduled flight when it came down, according to the Ethiopian prime minister’s office.

A spokesman for the airline confirmed the plane had crashed after leaving Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

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The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines calls itself Africa’s largest carrier.

“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 PM’s office said on Twitter.

Agencies | Reuters

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