The Boeing 737 crashed en route to Nairobi, six minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crashed en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi with 149 passengers and eight crew believed to be on board, Ethiopian Airlines said.
Ethiopia’s prime minister offered condolences to victims’ families.
“We hereby confirm that our scheduled flight ET 302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today,” the airline said in a statement on Sunday.
“It is believed that there were 149 passengers and eight crew on board the flight but we are currently confirming the details of the passenger manifest for the flight,” according to the statement.
The airline said “search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties.”