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Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes in Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi

PUBLISHED: Sun, 10 Mar 2019 12:23:25 GMT

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An Ethiopian Airlines passenger jet has crashed as it was making its way to Nairobi, Kenya. The jet is believed to have crashed 6 minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Airlines believes that the jet was carrying 149 passengers and 8 crew members on board.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed took to twitter to express his condolences to those who have lost loved ones in the crash.

— Office of the Prime Minister – Ethiopia (@PMEthiopia) March 10, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines released a number of helplines on their twitter account that family or friends of those who may have been on flight to get more information.

— Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) March 10, 2019— Ethiopian Airlines (@flyethiopian) March 10, 2019

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