News Alerts

10 Mar 2019 | 09:02 AM UTC

Ethiopia/Kenya: Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes near Bishoftu March 10 /update 1

Ethiopia News Alert

Ethiopian Airlines releases statement confirming that a regular flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed near Bishoftu (Ethiopia) on March 10; details still emerging

TIMEFRAME expected from 3/10/2019, 12:00 AM until 3/10/2019, 11:59 PM (Africa/Addis_Ababa). COUNTRY/REGION Addis Ababa, Nairobi, Bishoftu

Read all related news alert(s):

Event

According to an initial statement released by Ethiopian Airlines, one of their Boeing 737 aircraft crashed near Bishoftu (Ethiopia) around 08:44 (local time) on Sunday, March 10. Airline officials believe that 149 passengers and eight crew members were onboard the flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi (Kenya). Search and rescue operations are ongoing and the number of casualties has not been confirmed. Ethiopia’s prime minister did release a statement saying that there were fatalities from the crash. Details are still emerging.

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor the situation.

 

Copyright and Disclaimer
GardaWorld is the owner or licensee of all intellectual property rights in the material presented on this website. All such rights are reserved. The use of this website and its material is subject to the Terms of Use and accordingly you must not use any content from this website for commercial or other analogous purposes without our consent, including but not limited to any deep-linking or framing in order to copy, distribute, display or monitor any portion of the website. If you have any questions or are interested in distributing any content from this website, Contact us for more details.

Related news