Ethiopian Airways confirms no survivors in passenger jet crash

ADDIS ABABA, March 10 (Xinhua) — Ethiopian Airlines confirmed that there were no suvivors aboard the flight that crashed earlier Sunday en route to Nairobi, Kenya.

“Ethiopian Airlines Groupd CEP deeply regrets the fatal accident involved on ET 302 / March 10 on a scheduled flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi,” the airline said in a statement on Twitter.

“The group CEO who is at the accident scene right now regrets to confirm that there are no survivors,” the statement said.

Details of the victims’ nationalities are yet to be released by the airlines and Ethiopian authorities.

The aircraft, Boeing 737-800 MAX, took off at 08:38 a.m. local time from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport and lost contact at 08:44 a.m., and crashed around Bishoftu town, some 45 km from the capital Addis Ababa, the airline said.