An Ethiopian Airline Boeing 737 traveler airplane to Nairobi crashed down Sunday morning , killing 149 travelers and eight cabin crew members , the airline revealed.
Sunday’s flight left Bole air terminal in Addis Ababa at 8:38 am (0538 GMT), before losing contact with the control tower only a couple of minutes at around 8:44 am.
“The CEO of the airline company who is came to the scene or the incident profoundly laments to affirm there are no survivors,” the aircraft tweeted close by an image of Tewolde GebreMariam in a suit holding a bit of flotsam and jetsam inside a vast cavity.
Travelers from 33 nations were on board, said Tewolde in a news meeting. The dead included Kenyan, Ethiopian, American, Canadian, French, Chinese, Egyptian, Swedish, British and Dutch residents.
Flight ET 302, enlistment number ET-AVJ, slammed close to the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometers southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, according to the airline.
“The pilot referenced that he experienced issues and that he needed to return. He was give the leeway (to return back),” said Tewolde amid his news meeting.
The flight had insecure vertical speed after take off, said flight following site Flightradar24 on its Twitter channel.
The aeroplane had broken into numerous pieces and was extremely burnt, a Reuters journalist at the scene of the accident said.
The carrier had before erroneously distinguished the plane’s model number, however later affirmed it was a 737 MAX 8.
It’s not clear what caused the accident. Boeing sent sympathies to the families and said it was prepared to help investigate the reasons behind this unfortunate incident