An unknown number of passengers have died after the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet crashed during a flight from the capital Addis Ababa to Nairobi, Kenya on Sunday.
The plane was carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members when it crashed.
Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed Ali sent condolences to the deceased.
“The office of the PM, on behalf of government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express it’s deepest condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning,” Abiy said on his official Twitter handle.
The national airliner is yet to issue a statement on the incident.
An Ethiopian Flight Number ET- 338 from Addis Ababa skidded off the runway at Entebbe International Airport on January 3, 2019.
All the 139 passengers on board disembarked safely.
Ethiopian Airlines is the biggest and most profitable national carrier in Africa.