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BREAKING: An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 has crashed after takeoff from Addis Ababa


An Ethiopian Airlines flight ET302 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi has reportedly crashed.


There are still very few details available on the accident but from what we have gathered; an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 8 (reg. ET-AVJ) was involved in a fatal accident.


A spokesman from the airline has confirmed that all 149 passengers and 8 crew on board were killed in the crash and the victims were from 33 different nationalities.


The aircraft took off from Addis Ababa at 05.30 UTC to Nairobi and reportedly lost contact with the tower only 6 minutes after take-off. The aircraft involved was less than 5 months old.


May the souls of the departed rest in peace.


Stay tuned for more updates...