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At least 35 nationalities on board crashed Ethiopian Airlines flight – Kenyan transport minister

The Boeing 737 passenger jet was en route to Nairobi when it came down killing 149 passengers and eight crew.

NAIROBI, KENYA (CITIZENS TV) – At least 35 nations had passengers on an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on Sunday (March 10), Kenya’s transport secretary James Macharia told reporters.

The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 passenger jet was en route to Nairobi when it crashed, killing 149 passengers and eight crew.

The dead included Kenyan, Ethiopian, American, Canadian, French, Chinese, Egyptian, Swedish, British and Dutch citizens.

Flight ET 302, registration number ET-AVJ, crashed near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres (38.5 miles) southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline said.

The plane is the latest version of the 737, the world’s best selling modern passenger aircraft and one of the industry’s most reliable.


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