By Eric Tataw – Sunday March 10, 2019.
An Ethiopian Airline has been involved in its second major crash since 2010. In 2010, a Boeing 737-800 exploded after taking off from Lebanon, killing 83 passengers and seven crew members.
The Management of Ethiopian Airlines has now announced that its flight ET 302/10 March in schedule service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit), a statement titled; Accident Bulletin no.1 issued on March 10, 2019, at 11 AM has said.
According to the bulletin, the aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET.AVJ took off at 8:38 AM local time from Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport and lost contact at 8:44 AM.
The bulletin also states that they were 149 passengers and 8 crew members on board the flight but has confirmed nothing about survivors or any possible casualties.
The Airline that has announced it’s setting up a passenger information
The office of Abiy Ahmed, Ethiopia’s Prime Minister
Just on Saturday, March 9, 2019, all twelve (12) persons on board a plane that crashed in Colombia died, Colombia’s Civil Defense said. National Telegraph gathered that the flight was traveling between San Jose del Guaviare and Villavicencio, but was found in La Bendición, near Villavicencio after the incident.
Colombia’s Civil Aviation has released a statement of condolence for those who died in the crash and officials have announced they are working on identifying the passengers.