An Ethiopian Airlines flight between Addis Ababa and Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has crashed, the Ethiopian prime minister’s office said on Sunday.
“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 office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Twitter.
A spokesman for the airline told Reuters news agency 149 passengers and eight crew members were on board the plane when it crashed.
“It is confirmed it happened 8:44 (am),” the spokesman who did not give his name said.
The cause and location of the crash remained unknown on Sunday morning.