The aircraft which took off from Addis Ababa, was said to have 149 passengers and eight crew members on board.
The airline confirmed there were no survivors.
"All 149 passengers and eight crew members believed to be on board the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed this morning are dead," the airline spokesperson told Ethiopia's state broadcaster.The Ethiopian Airlines Corporate Communications Director Asrat Begashaw says there were 33 nationalities on board.
The Ethiopian Prime Minister was the first to suggest a large casualty from the crash.
“The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning”, the message on government’s Twitter handle read.The Boeing aircraft was reportedly new and had been delivered to the airline just four months ago.
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