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ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) ” The Newest on Ethiopian Airways crash (all occasions native):

1:35 p.m.

Ethiopia’s state broadcaster says all passengers on the Ethiopian Airways airplane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa are useless.

The airline has stated 157 folks had been regarded as on board the flight to Nairobi on Sunday morning.

Broadcaster EBC says the passengers included 33 nationalities.

The reason for the crash of the brand new Boeing 737-Eight MAX airplane just isn’t instantly identified.

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1:10 p.m.

Data present that the Ethiopian Airways passenger airplane that crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday morning from Addis Ababa en path to Nairobi was a brand new one.

The Planespotters civil aviation database reveals that the airplane, a Boeing 737-Eight MAX, was delivered to Ethiopian Airways in mid-November.

The Ethiopian Airways’ assertion says the 737-Eight MAX crashed six minutes after takeoff, with 157 folks regarded as on board.

The reason for the crash just isn’t instantly identified.

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11:45 a.m.

Ethiopian Airways says it believes 149 passengers and eight crew members had been on board a airplane that crashed six minutes after taking off from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, on a flight to Nairobi.

A press release from the airline on Sunday morning stated the Boeing 737 crashed round Bishoftu, or Debre Zeit, some 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of the capital, shortly after taking off at Eight:38 a.m. native time.

The airline assertion stated “search and rescue operations are in progress and we’ve no confirmed details about survivors or any doable casualties.”

The Ethiopian prime minister’s workplace in a separate, earlier assertion supplied condolences to households.

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11:33 a.m.

The Ethiopian prime minister’s workplace says an Ethiopian Airways airplane has crashed on its option to Nairobi, with deaths reported.

The workplace issued a press release Sunday morning saying the Boeing 737 was on a often scheduled flight when it crashed. The assertion gave no particulars.

A spokesman for the airline confirmed the airplane crashed whereas heading from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. It’s not but clear the place the crash occurred. The airline has not issued a press release.

The state-owned Ethiopian Airways calls itself Africa’s largest provider and has ambitions of turning into the gateway to the continent.