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IrelandIrish person among 157 killed after Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes shortly after leaving Addis Ababa Airport

16:15  10 march  2019
16:15  10 march  2019 Source:   dublinlive.ie

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Addis Ababa Airport is the main hub of Ethiopian Airlines and also for destinations to Europe, Asia, North and South America. Addis Ababa is the capital and largest city in Ethiopia with a 3,384,569 inhabitants. African Union headquarters are located in Addis Ababa , as well as the United Nations

AN Ethiopian Airlines flight bound for Nairobi crashed this morning just six minutes after takeoff A chilling radar map shows the flight not far from Addis Ababa , the capital of Ethiopia , before the tracking suddenly stops. Ethiopian jet crashes minutes after takeoff ' killing all 157 people onboard'.

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One Irish person was on board an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed minutes after leaving the country's Addus Ababa airport.

All 149 passengers and eight crew have been killed after the plane crashed minutes after leaving Ehtiopia's capital.

A statement from the airline has confirmed one Irish person was on board the aircraft which was described as a "brand new" Boeing 737.

The Department of Foreign Affairs have been contacted for comment.

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Boeing 737 Max Flight ET302 came down six minutes after it took off from Addis Ababa , Ethiopia 's capital city.

An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed minutes after takeoff from Ethiopia ’s capital on Sunday, killing all 157 Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 left Bole airport in Addis Ababa bound for Nairobi, Kenya, at 8:38 a.m. before losing contact with the control tower minutes later at 8:44 a.m. The crash occurred

Irish person among 157 killed after Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes shortly after leaving Addis Ababa Airport © Flight radar Flight radar

The airline said the flight took off at 8.38am and lost contact six minutes later, crashing near the city of Bishoftu less than 40 miles to the southeast of Addis Ababa.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed offered condolences to the families of those who had been lost.

The airline said the plane was a Boeing 737 800 Max, the same model aircraft involved in the Indonesian Lion Air crash in October in which the plane plunged into the sea shortly after take off, with 189 people killed.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister's official Twitter account has expressed condolences to families of those lost.

The PM's office wrote on Twitter: "The office of the PM, on behalf of government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it's deepest condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning."

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The flight came down - just after departing Addis Ababa - carrying 149 passengers from 35 countries and The Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed today was carrying passengers from more than 30 countries, the An Ethiopian Airports Enterprise fire engine racing to the scene of the plane crash .

An Ethiopian Airlines flight travelling from Addis Ababa to Nairobi crashed on Sunday morning, killing all 157 people on board, an airline spokesperson It turned its Twitter account imagery black after the announcement. " Ethiopian Airlines regrets to confirm that its flight ET 302/10 March in

Irish person among 157 killed after Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes shortly after leaving Addis Ababa Airport © Reuters An Ethiopian Airlines

Some flights out of Addis Ababa were delayed or cancelled on Sunday morning, it has been reported.

Ethio­pian Airlines announced the acquisition of the brand new Max aircraft in July.

The Max model is the newest version of Boeing’s workhorse 737 model, the world’s most popular commercial airline.

Following the crash of Lion Air flight 610 in Indonesia, Boeing issued an emergency notice that an erroneous sensor input could “cause the flight crew to have difficulty controlling the airplane,” leading to “possible impact with terrain.”

This model plan lacks a common override feature that allows pilots to reliably pull planes out of nose dives, reports the Washington Post.

A statement from Ethiopian Airlines said: "Ethiopian Airlines regrets to confirm that its flight ET 302/10 March in schedule service from Addis Ababa to Nairobi was involved in an accident today around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit).

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Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi, Kenya.

Addis Ababa Airport . Minimum Connecting Time. On Board Services. After completing your online booking, you will receive a confirmation e-mail as well as a second e-mail from Ethiopian which is indicating one pickup number per direction, that is two pickup numbers per person for return journeys.

Irish person among 157 killed after Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes shortly after leaving Addis Ababa Airport © Getty Ethiopian Airlines plane

"The aircraft took off at 8.38am from Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport and lost contact at 8.44am.

"At this time search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties.

"Ethiopian Airlines staff will be sent to the accident scene and will do everything possible to assist the emergency services."

Ethiopian Airlines Black Boxes Showed 'Clear Similarities' With Lion Air Crash.
Data retrieved from the black boxes of a crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane showed similarities to that from the Lion Air flight that plunged into the Java Sea in October, Ethiopia’s transport minister said Sunday, adding to the pressure on aircraft maker Boeing Co. “Clear similarities were noted between Ethiopian Air Flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610, which will be the subject of further study during the investigation,” Transport Minister Dagmawit Moges said. Both flights were on Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.

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