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Ethiopian Airlines plane with 157 people on board crashes minutes after take-off

Ethiopian Airlines plane with 157 people on board crashes minutes after take-off

The Ethiopian Airlines CEO "stated there were no defects prior to the flight, so it is hard to see any parallels with the Lion Air crash yet", said Harro Ranter, founder of the Aviation Safety Network, which compiles information about accidents worldwide.

An Ethiopian Airlines jet faltered and crashed Sunday shortly after takeoff from the country's capital, carving a gash in the earth and spreading global grief to 35 countries that had someone among the 157 people who were killed.

The plane took off at 8:38am (05:38 GMT) from Bole International Airport and "lost contact" six minutes later. He said the plane "is now right inside the ground" and it was not possible to identify whether it was an emergency landing or a crash.

Weeping relatives begged for information at airports in Nairobi and Addis Ababa.

The Max mock-up is the newest version of Boeing's workhorse 737 models, the world's most popular commercial aircraft.

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Addis Ababa - Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 bound for Nairobi crashed on Sunday left without survivors, all 149 passengers and 8 cabin crew on board confirmed dead.

The incident killed all eight crew and 149 passengers on board, including tourists, business travellers and United Nations staff headed to an worldwide conference.

The flight had unstable vertical speed after take off, the flight tracking website Flightradar24 tweeted. Ethiopian authorities lead the investigation into the crash, assisted by the U.S., Kenya and others. Boeing said it was "deeply saddened" by news of the crash and would sent technical experts to Ethiopia to help investigate the crash.

State-owned Ethiopian is one of the biggest carriers on the continent by fleet size.

Its last major crash was in January 2010, when a flight from Beirut went down shortly after take-off, killing all 90 people onboard.


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