Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 to with 157 people on board!

aircraft from Ethiopian Airlines type Boeing 737 passenger airplane traveled to Nairobi crashed on Sunday early in the morning.

However, this accident happened with at least 149 passengers on board plus eight additional crew members reported, by Ethiopian Airline spoke .

As we know now, Flight ET 302 crashed abruptly near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometers southeast of the Addis Ababa, the airline said, confirming the plane was a Boeing 737-800 MAX, registration number ET-AVJ.

The flight left Bole airport in Addis Ababa at 8.38 am local , before losing contact with the control tower just a few later at 8.44 am.

“Search rescue operations are in we no confirmed information survivors or any possible casualties,” the airline said in a .

The prime minister’s office sent condolences via to the families of those lost in the crash, without further details.

State-owned Ethiopian is of the biggest carriers on the continent by fleet size. It said that is expected to carry 10.6 million passengers last year.

Its last major crash was in January 2010, when a flight from Beirut went down shortly after take-off.