157 Perish as Ethiopian Airline heading to Nairobi, Kenya Crashes this morning.
Statement from the office of the Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed confirmed the crash, saying :
“The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, Would like to express its 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
Also the airline has released a statement confirming the incident. It states that the aircraft went down near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa. The CEO pictured above at the scene of the incident
“The group CEO who is at the accident scene right now regrets to confirm that there are no survivors. He expresses his profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident.”the statement in part reads
A spokesman for the airline said the victims were of 32 different nationalities