Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes, fatalities feared

Boeing 737 Max 8

Boeing 737 Max 8

The Ethiopian prime minister's official Twitter account expressed condolences to families of those lost in an Ethiopian airline's flight to Nairobi, without giving details.

Ahmed has expressed his condolences to the friends and families of those affected.

A spokesman for the airline confirmed the plane crashed while flying from Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.

A spokesman for the airlines told Reuters the flight crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard.

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Ethiopian Airlines confirmed the crash in a statement released shortly after the prime minister's tweet.

It was scheduled to depart Addis Ababa in Ethiopia at 08:15 and land in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, at 10:25, according to Flight Radar, a website tracking air traffic. Ethiopian Airline in a statement said aircraft lost contacts just six minutes after leaving Bole International Airport.

"It is believed that there were 149 passengers and eight crew on board the flight but we are now confirming the details of the passenger manifest for the flight".

Some flights out of Addis Ababa were delayed or cancelled on Sunday morning.

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