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No survivors on crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight: state television

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after starting from Ethiopia's capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 people who believed to be on board, said the airline and state transmitter, when anxious families rushed to Addis Ababa airports and the destination , Nairobi. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash in the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November, shows record. The state of Eiediopian Airlines, which is generally considered the best managed airline in Africa, calls itself Africa's largest operator and has ambitions to become the gateway to the continent. It is said that 1 49 passengers and eight crew members believed to be on the plane crashing six minutes after leaving Addis Ababa on their way to Kenya's capital. The crash occurred around Bishoftu or Debre Zeit, about 50 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, at 8:44. The airline later published a photo that turned out to show its CEO who was in the wreck. A little of the planet could be seen on the newly created earth under a blue sky. "Tewolde Gebremariam, who is in the scene of the accident now, regrets that there are no survivors," said the post on social media. "He expresses his deep sympathy and compassion to families and relatives of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident." The flight had shown unstable vertical speed after launch, flight control monitor Flightradar 24 said in…

An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after starting from Ethiopia’s capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 people who believed to be on board, said the airline and state transmitter, when anxious families rushed to Addis Ababa airports and the destination , Nairobi.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash in the Boeing 737-8 MAX plane, which was new and had been delivered to the airline in November, shows record.

The state of Eiediopian Airlines, which is generally considered the best managed airline in Africa, calls itself Africa’s largest operator and has ambitions to become the gateway to the continent.

It is said that 1

49 passengers and eight crew members believed to be on the plane crashing six minutes after leaving Addis Ababa on their way to Kenya’s capital. The crash occurred around Bishoftu or Debre Zeit, about 50 kilometers south of Addis Ababa, at 8:44.

The airline later published a photo that turned out to show its CEO who was in the wreck. A little of the planet could be seen on the newly created earth under a blue sky.

“Tewolde Gebremariam, who is in the scene of the accident now, regrets that there are no survivors,” said the post on social media. “He expresses his deep sympathy and compassion to families and relatives of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident.”

The flight had shown unstable vertical speed after launch, flight control monitor Flightradar 24 said in a Twitter post. The visibility was clear.

State Transmitter EBC reported that all passengers were dead and that they contained 33 nationalities. An Ethiopian Airlines spokesman said 32 Kenyans and 17 Ethiopians were among the victims.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister’s Office offered its deepest condolences to families.

Addis Ababa-Nairobi Road links East Africa’s two largest economic powers and is popular with tourists coming to safari and other destinations. Sunburn travelers and tour groups amount of Addis Ababa’s airport waiting areas, along with businessmen from China and elsewhere.

At the airport in Nairobi, troubled families gathered.

“I came to the airport to receive my brother but I have been told that there is a problem,” said Agnes Muilu. “I just ask that he is safe or not on it.”

“Why take they all around and around, it is over the news that the plane crashed, “said Edwin Ongi, who had been waiting for her sister” All we ask is information to know about his fate. “

Kenya’s Transport Minister James Macharia told reporters that the authorities had not yet received the passenger fund, saying that an emergency had been established for family and friends. “” My prayers go to all families and co-workers on board, “said Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Planepotters civil aviation database shows that Boeing 737-8 MAX was delivered to Ethiopian airlines in mid-November

In a statement, Boeing said it was “deeply sad” to hear about the crash and a technical law was complaining rt to provide assistance at the request of the US National Transportation Safety Board.

In October, another Boeing 737-8 MAX was killed in the Java Sea just minutes after leaving Jakarta, the capital of Indonesia, killing all 189 people aboard the planet Lion Air flight. The cockpit data player showed that the jet’s air speed indicator had malfunctioning on its last four flights, although the Lion Air originally claimed that airplane issues had been identified.

The last deadly crash of an Ethiopian airline passenger aircraft was 2010 when the aircraft crashed minutes after starting from Beirut and killing all 90 people on board.

Sunday’s crash comes as the country’s reformist prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, has promised to open the airline and other sectors of foreign investment into a major transformation of state-centric economy.

Ethiopia’s airlines have expanded cautiously, recently opened a route to Moscow and in January opened a new passenger terminal in Addis Ababa to triple capacity.

At the inauguration, the prime minister challenged the airline to build a new “Airport City” terminal in Bishoftu – where Sunday’s crash occurred.

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