Ethiopian Airline flight with 157 passengers crashes

An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 157 people on board has crashed on its way to Nairobi in Kenya.

The Boeing 737, carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members, was on a regular scheduled flight when it came down, according to the Ethiopian prime minister’s office.

A spokesman for the airline confirmed the plane had crashed while heading from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa.

The state-owned Ethiopian Airlines calls itself Africa’s largest carrier.

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