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.

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.