Saturday, 19 Oct 2019

Ethiopian plane crashes, with 157 passengers aboard

Nairobi, An Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after take-off on Sunday, with 157 passengers and eight crew members aboard.

The Boeing 737 passenger jet crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometers southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, according to Ethiopia's news agency.

The jet was believed to be on flight to Nairobi.

"Search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties," the airline said in a statement.

The airline added that there were 33 different nationalities on board.

Source: Saudi Press Agency

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