The Boeing 737 is believed to have crashed early on Sunday with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline said.
By Yuliya Talmazan and Associated Press
An Ethiopian Airlines flight carrying 157 people crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday morning from Addis Ababa.
The airline confirmed there were no survivors among what it believed were 149 passengers and eight crew members who were destined for the Kenyan capital Nairobi.
Eight Americans were among the dead, the Ethiopian Airlines CEO and Kenya’s transport minister said.
The airline’s CEO expressed his “profound sympathy and condolences to the families and loved ones of passengers and crew who lost their lives in this tragic accident” in a Facebook statement.
A statement by the Ethiopian prime minister’s office on Sunday offered its “deepest condolences” to the families of those on board.