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Ethiopian Airlines crash: How you can get more information on the 157 onboard

Lufthansa Airbus A300 B2. Bei Lufthansa von 1976 bis 1984 in Service.Foto: LH-Bildarchiv / Lufthansa: 1976D 117-13-91

Mxolisi Ncube

JOHANNESBURG – The Ethiopian Airlines confirmed that its flight number T302 crashed en-route to Nairobi Sunday morning, with 157 people on board.

Flight B-737-800MAX with registration number ET-AVJ, left Addis Ababa’s Bole International Airport at 8:38am Sunday, but lost contact six minutes later. Apparently, the flight – en-route to the Kenyan capital, crashed at Bishoftu, Debre Zet, a town towards the East of the capital Addis Ababa.

“At this time search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties,” said the Ethiopian Airlines on its official Twitter handle Sunday.

“Ethiopian Airlines staff will be sent to the accident scene and will do everything possible to assist the emergency services. It is believed that there were 149 passengers and 8 crew onboard but we are currently confirming the details of the passenger manifest for the flight.”

The company revealed it had established a passenger information center and telephone number whose details are:

Airport emergency hotline

(251)11 5 17 87 33

(251)115 17 47 35

(251)11 5 17 41 00

For all information necessary

(251)11 5 17 89 45

(251)11 5 17 89 87

(251)11 5 17 82 31

(251)11 5 17 85 58

As information continues to be released as the airlines gets it, curious people can also get more details as they come on

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