Ethiopian Airlines plane with 157 people on board crashes minutes after take-off

Ethiopian Airlines flight to Nairobi crashes with 157 people on board

The Boeing 737 plane took off from Addis Ababa at 8:38 AM local time, and crashed shortly after at 8:44 AM. "She's not picking up her phone", said Wendy Otieno, clutching her phone and weeping.

The Max mock-up is the newest version of Boeing's workhorse 737 models, the world's most popular commercial aircraft.

"Ethiopian is Africa's biggest airline and recently the airport in Addis Ababa overtook Dubai as the leading gateway to sub-Saharan Africa", NPR's Eyder Peralta reports.

The aviation authority will contact the US Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing, it said.

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The Ethiopian pilot sent out a distress call and was given clearance to return to the airport, the airline's CEO told reporters.

"Some of them, as you know, they are very distressed", he said.

There was no immediate indication of what caused the crash and safety experts said it was too early to speculate, adding most accidents are caused by a cocktail of factors.

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People walk past a part of the wreckage at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash near the town of Bishoftu southeast of Addis Ababa Ethiopia Belgium, Indonesia, Somalia, Norway, Serbia, Togo, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen each had one citizen onboard. The crash was strikingly similar to that of a Lion Air jet that plunged into the sea off Indonesia minutes after takeoff a year ago, killing 189 people. The plane, bound for Nairobi, Kenya, crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa.

"Ethiopian Airlines is one of the safest airlines in the world". GebreMariam said they have not yet determined the cause of the crash. The plane was among six of 30 Boeing 737 MAX 8 jets the rapidly expanding carrier has ordered.

Boeing and joint venture partner Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China (COMAC) operate a plant in the eastern city of Zhoushan that completes the interiors of 737 MAX planes for Chinese airlines.

Investigators will seek to secure the crash site and collect evidence starting with black boxes capturing cockpit conversations and data, while compiling records on recent operations of the plane and the crew.

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The jet's last maintenance was on February 4, and it had flown just 1,200 hours. Wrenelle Stander, executive director of Comair's airline division, said that Comair "remains confident in the inherent safety of the aircraft".

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