In a tragic incident, 157 people of different countries were killed when an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 carrying with 149 passengers and eight crew members crashed early on Sunday (March 10). As per details, Flight ET 302 crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline said, adding that the plane was a Boeing 737-800 MAX, registration number ET-AVJ.
“There are no survivors onboard the flight, which carried passengers from 33 countries,” said state-run Ethiopi an Broadcasting Corporation, quoting an unidentified source at the airline. “Search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties,” the airline said in a statement.
“We’re just waiting for my mum. We’re just hoping she took a different flight or was delayed. She’s not picking up her phone,” said Wendy Otieno, clutching her phone and weeping. “No, we haven’t seen anyone from the airline or the airport,” he told Reuters. “Nobody has told us anything, we are just standing here hoping for the best.”
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17 November, 2019