157 feared dead in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Six minutes into the skies, an Ethiopian Airlines flight ET 302 destined to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi from Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, dropped off the radar.

Moments later, the airline announced that its aircraft, a Boeing 737 Max had crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members on board.

A screen grab of the flight’s movement on the radar

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Ahmed Abiy tweeted confirming fatalities on the flight.

The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s 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 jet is a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 which was delivered to the airline just four months ago.