Ethiopian airplane- CC via Flickr/Thomas Naas
CAIRO – 10 March 2019:“An Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed Sunday morning, killing all passengers on board, including six Egyptians,” the Ethiopian Airlines stated.
An Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed after six minutes of taking-off from Addis Ababa, killing all the passengers on board.
The airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on flight ET302 from the Ethiopian capital to Nairobi in Kenya.
It added that 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, eight Americans and seven British nationalswere among the passengers; in addition to others who have not been identified yet.
The crash happened at 8:44 local time, six minutes after the months-old Boeing 737 Max-8 took off.
It is not yet clear what caused the accident; however, the pilot had reported difficulties and had asked to return to Addis Ababa, the airline said.