On his Twitter page, he said, “The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning”.
It is said that 157 people were onboard, including 149 passengers and 8 crew members, BBC reported.
“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) … It is believed that there were 149 passengers and 8 crew onboard the flight but we are currently confirming the details of the passenger manifest for the flight,” the airline said in a statement.
The airline said that the plane took off at 8:38am local time (05:38 GMT) from Addis Ababa and lost contact at 08:44am. (UNI)