On Sunday, an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard. All 157 people on board lost their lives, reports NDTV.
The Boeing 737 flight was bound for Kenya's capital, Nairobi, from Addis Ababa. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed expressed condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones.
A spokesperson confirmed the flight crashed at 8:44 AM.
Airlines released statement, but didn't comment on fatalities
Revealing more about the accident, Ethiopian Airlines in a statement said the flight ET 302 took off from Bole International Airport at 8:38 AM local time. The authorities lost contact with the fateful aircraft at 8:44 AM.
Initially, the airlines didn't comment on survivors or fatalities and added team would be sent to the site.
"Search and rescue operations are underway," the statement read.
Flight went off radar soon after take off
Ethiopian Airlines flight #ET302 dropped from radar 6 minutes after departure from Addis Ababa