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10 Mar 2019 | 10:56 AM UTC

Ethiopia/Kenya: No survivors reported in Ethiopian Airlines crash /update 2

Ethiopia News Alert

Ethiopian Airlines reports that there are no survivors from the flight to Addis Ababa to Nairobi (Kenya) that crashed on March 10; investigation into the incident is ongoing

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

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Event

Ethiopian Airlines reported on the afternoon (local time) of Sunday, March 10, that there were no survivors from the plane that crashed after leaving Addis Ababa for Nairobi (Kenya) earlier in the day. The flight is believed to have been carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members. Air traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft approximately 6 minutes after it left from Addis Ababa, which reportedly crashed near Bishoftu (located 50 km [31 mi] south of the capital). Emergency responders have deployed into the area and an investigation into the cause of the incident is ongoing.

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor the situation and avoid the crash site.

 

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