Ethiopian Airlines says there are no survivors on its flight ET302 which crashed on Sunday en route Nairobi from Addis Ababa.
The airline said the 149 passengers and eight crew members on board the B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ, all died in the crash.
According to the airline, there were 33 different nationalities on board.
The airline had earlier confirmed the crash in a statement posted on its website and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
The statement said: “Ethiopian Airlines regrets to confirm that its flight ET 302/10 March in schedule service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit).
“The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ took off at 8:38 a.m local time from Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport and lost contact at 8:44am.
” At this time, search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible causalities.
” Ethiopian Airlines staff will be sent to the accident scene and will do everything possible to assist the emergency services.”
Ranking Ex-Govs Move To Take Over Senate Presidency
JUST-IN: I’m Not In Coma, My Driver Not Dead – el-Rufai
Why Atiku Cannot Inspect Election Materials Now – INEC
JUST-IN: Senate Okays N30,000 Minimum Wage
Election: No Rerun In Bauchi, Rivers – INEC
NEWS12 hours ago
INEC Takes Final Decision On Rivers, Bauchi Today
NEWS8 hours ago
Emir Of Patigi Is Dead
NEWS22 hours ago
Saraki Plans To Hijack 9th Senate By Enthroning Its Leadership -Nabena
NEWS5 hours ago
Bauchi: INEC Challenges Court Order Stopping Collation Of Results
COVER STORIES13 hours ago
Prepare For 50% VAT Increase, FIRS Tells Nigerians
NEWS4 hours ago
Minister Denies Working For PDP
NEWS20 hours ago
May 29: Kaduna Inaugurates Transition Committee
NEWS4 hours ago
I’m Not Meddling In Kano Elections – Tinubu