AN INVESTIGATION will be carried out, after an Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after take-off, killing all on board.
Flight ET302 had just taken off from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, on its way to Nairobi in Kenya with 149 passengers and eight crew members.
Officials have confirmed, passengers from more than 30 countries were on board, including 32 Kenyans, 18 Canadians, eight Americans and seven British nationals were among the passengers.
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At this stage it’s not believed that any Australians are affected.
Air traffic monitor Flightradar24 reported that the plane’s “vertical speed was unstable after take-off”.
“At this stage, we cannot rule out anything,” Ethiopian Airlines CEO Tewolde Gebremariam told reporters at Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa.
“We cannot also attribute the cause to anything because we will have to comply with the international regulation to wait for the investigation.”
According to the BBC, another plane of the same model was involved in a crash less than five months ago, when a Lion Air flight crashed into the sea near Indonesia with nearly 190 people on board.
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