No survivors in Ethiopian Airlines plane crash near Addis Ababa


An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet has crashed on a flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.

The flight is believed to have had 149 passengers and eight crew members on board, the airline says.

A spokesman said the crash happened at 08.44 local time on Sunday, shortly after take-off from the Ethiopian capital.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed tweeted his “deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones”.

Ethiopian Airlines says there are no survivors after a Boeing 737 crashed near Addis Ababa in Ethiopia on Sunday morning. The airline believes there were 149 passengers and eight crew members on board the flight.

The victims are of 35 different nationalities, an airline spokeswoman says, including:

32 Kenya
18 Canada
9 Ethiopia
8 China
8 Italy
7 France
7 UK
6 Egypt
5 Germany
4 India
4 Slovakia
3 Austria
3 Russia
3 Sweden
2 Spain
2 Israel
2 Morocco
2 Poland
1 Belgium
1 Djibouti
1 Indonesia
1 Ireland
1 Mozambique
1 Norway
1 Rwanda
1 Saudi
1 Sudan
1 Somalia
1 Serbia
1 Togo
1 Uganda
1 Yemen
1 Nepal
1 Nigeria
1 UN passport

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