the Plane burned when it crashed into the ground. The crash caused a large explosion, " says the witness Tegegn Dechasa to the AFP.
minutes after the plane had lifted from the capital, Addis Ababa. On board the plane, which was on its way to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, there were 149 passengers with passports from over 30 countries and eight of the crew members.
the Airline Ethiopian Airlines and aircraft manufacturer Boeing shall cooperate at the scene of the accident to try to determine the cause.
another witness, the farmer, Sisay Gemechu, said that it looked like the plane was on the way to an open field nearby, but it crashed before it arrived.
the tourists as well as business travellers and UN personnel. According to a statement from the united nations, may 19 UN employees have been on board, according to the organization's documentation. Many were on their way to miljömöte in Nairobi.
At 8.44, six minutes after the start, lost the air traffic controllers in touch with the aircraft. The crash occurred near the town of Bishoftu, about six miles southeast of the capital.
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