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Search and rescue operation in progress in Ethiopia after plane crashed, killing 157

2019-03-10 14:23
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet to Nairobi crashed early on March 10, killing 149 passengers and eight crew, the airline said. Flight ET 302, registration number ET-AVJ, crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres (38.5 miles) southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline said. Images from the crash site showed a helicopter arriving at the scene as crowds gathered in the area.