An Ethiopian Airlines flight has crashed on its way to Nairobi with deaths being reported, the Ethiopian prime minister’s office said.
According to officer statement issued on Sunday morning says , the Boeing 737 was on a regularly scheduled flight when it crashed.
“My entire family and I stand with the Government and People of Ethiopia, Families, friends and love ones of the passengers and crew of Ethiopian Air that crashed his morning en-route Nairobi.
May God grant you all the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss. May God be with you in this moment of grieve. May you find Solace in GOD. Bless you All.”Ogwuche prayed.
A spokesman for the airline confirmed the plane crashed shortly before 9am (local time) with 149 passengers and eight crew members on board.
Flight tracking website FlightRadar24 said the flight had “unstable vertical speed” after take-off.
It is believed the plane crashed six minutes after taking off and 31 miles from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.