An Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, a spokesman for the airline told Reuters.
“It is confirmed it happened 8.44 (am),” said the spokesman who did not give his name.
The plane was Boeing 737 MAX, the same type of Boeing jet that crashed in Indonesia with Lion Air carrying 189 passengers.
Ethiopian Airlines flight #ET302 dropped from radar 6 minutes after departure from Addis Ababa— Alex Macheras (@AlexInAir) March 10, 2019
The jet is a brand new Boeing 737 MAX 8 – delivered to the airline just four months ago. pic.twitter.com/o01HDgEI16
Is the new Boeing 737 MAX flawed?