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#Ethiopia: @PMEthiopia indicates there has been a plane crash involving @flyethiopian "Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning." The office extended it’s condolences to the families who lost their lives. But, there is no corresponding info as of yet.
Update: FanaBC confirms the news. "Ethiopian airline Boeing 337 flight from Addis Abeba to Nairobi crashed," the headline says. The news provides no further detail other than the quote from the PM office

**NOTE: AS is informed the accident did happen
Update: It's confirmed. The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET- AVJ took off at 08:38 am local time from AA, Bole Intl Airport & lost contact at 08:44am. It crashed around Bishoftu. It has 149 passengers & 8 crew members. fanabc.com/english/2019/0… (Pic: Profile).
Update: See the full statement from @flyethiopian. “At this time search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible causalities.” #Ethiopia
#Ethiopia 🇪🇹 #Kenya 🇰🇪.
Eyewitness: The blast and fire were so strong bbc.com/news/live/worl…
"None of the 149 passengers and eight crew members believed to be on board survived, the airline says
There were people from 33 nationalities on board" #Ethiopia
Boeing Statement on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-…
"A Boeing technical team is prepared to provide technical assistance at the request and under the direction of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board." @flyethiopian
Update: "Eight Chinese passengers were onboard the crashed Ethiopian Airlines plane China's state broadcaster said." @globaltimesnews

Ethiopian Airlines added the B-737-800MAX to its fleet in July 2018.

PIC: @flyethiopian CEO visiting the crash site in #Bishoftu. Src: FB.
"#UPDATE: Nationalities of passengers in the ill fated Ethiopian Airlines #ET302 plane; 32 were Kenyans." @ntvkenya
Update: Emmanuel Macron shares his 'sincere condolences' bbc.com/news/live/worl… "#France stands alongside the #Kenyan and #Ethiopian peoples and shows their full solidarity."
Pictures taken from the crash site by the BBC team.
Updated: Boeing Statement boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-… "A Boeing technical team will be travelling to the crash site to provide technical assistance under the direction of the Ethiopia Accident Investigation Bureau and U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. #Ethiopia
Update: [Updated] List of passengers nationalities killed in the Ethiopian Airlines Flight #ET302 accident fanabc.com/english/2019/0… The number of Ethiopian nationals stands at 18, including crew members. #Ethiopia
Update: #ET302 captain alerted ATC about technical problem
thereporterethiopia.com/article/crashe… Captain Yared Getachew "had radioed the air traffic controllers at Bole International Airport and informed that he faced a problem." He was "granted clearance after which the plane went off radar"
Update: "The House of People’s Representatives have declared March 11, 2019 a national day of mourning for citizens of all countries that have passed in this tragic accident. " #PMOEthiopia #ET302 #Ethiopia
Breaking: @flyethiopian announced it has grounded all its B-737-8 MAX aircrafts effective as of yesterday. It follows after a fatal crash of its #AddisAbeba-#Nairobi bound plane killed 157.
Earlier reports indicate #China too has grounded similar fleets.

#Update: @CaymanAirways suspended Max 8 operations caymanairways.com/mobile/CALsusp… "we have taken the decision to suspend operations of both our new Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft, effective from Monday."
Update: #China grounds its 737 MAX fleet after latest-gen @Boeing jet suffers 2nd crash in 5 months rt.com/business/45348… “Given that two accidents both involved newly delivered Boeing 737-8 planes and happened during take-off phase, they have some degree of similarity,”...
Update: "Two teams from the Israeli rescue & recovery volunteer organization #ZAKA arrived this morning to #Ethiopia to assist in locating the bodies of the Israeli victims," @IsraelinET. Two of the victims on board #ET302 were Israelis. The embassy also conveyed its condolences.
Update: Chinese search and rescue team have arrived at the crash scene of #ET302 near #Bishoftu to assist the Ethiopian team in retrieving bodies of the victims and aircraft debris. Eight of the 157 victims of the tragic accident are Chinese nationals. #Ethiopia #China. Src: FBC
Breaking: State TV reporting search & rescue team at the crash site of #ET302 have recovered the "black box" voice recorder of the aircraft among pieces of debris. @flyethiopian officials including CEO Tewolde Gebremariam & others are currently at the site. #Ethiopia #ET302Crash
Update: "The Digital Flight Data Recorder(DFDR) and Cockpit Voice Recorder(CVR) of ET302 have been Recovered." #ET302Crash #Ethiopia
Update: Black box 'partially damaged' bbc.com/news/live/worl… "An Ethiopian Airlines source has confirmed that the black box has been found but that it has been partially damaged." #Ethiopia #ET302Crash #ET302 (Pic: OBN)
Update: Happening, members of Airline Pilots' Association Ethiopia gathered to remember and commemorate their friends and colleagues who lost their lives when #ET302 crashed, killing all passengers. Journalist @EliasMeseret described the mood as "somber." #Ethiopia #ET302Crash
Update: As House of Peoples' Representatives,@FDREHOPR, declared today a national mourning day in honor of the 157 victims of #ET302Crash, flags are waiving at half mast across the country. In #AddisAbeba, the UN, embassies & other international orgs have joined hands in mourning
Media coverage of @flyethiopian Flight 302 has framed the tragedy chiefly in terms of its impact on non-African passengers and organizations, erasing Africans from an African tragedy, argues @ethiopienne theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/… Excellent read! #ET302 #ET302Crash #Ethiopia #Africa
#Boeing 737 black box found as planes grounded after Ethiopian Airlines crash @CNNI cnn.it/2TEWFug "Mary Schiavo, a CNN aviation analyst and the former Inspector General of the US Transportation Department, called the two incidents "highly suspicious."" #Ethiopia #ET302
Update: #SA carrier grounds Boeing 737 Max 8 planes bbc.com/news/live/worl… "#SouthAfrica’s privately-owned Comair airline has grounded its Boeing 737 Max 8 planes following Sunday's @flyethiopian crash, which killed all 157 people on board." #ET302Crash #Ethiopia
Update: #US regulator demands #Boeing modify 737 MAX after #Ethiopia crash aje.io/yud97 "Not since the 1970s has a new aircraft model been involved in two deadly accidents in such a short period." #ET302 #EthiopianAirlinesCrash
Update: #Boeing Statement on 737 MAX Operation boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-… "...regulatory agencies & customers have made decisions that they believe are most appropriate for their home markets. We’ll continue to engage with them to ensure they have the info needed to have confidence"
Update: @dagmawit_moges, Minister of Transport, announced that the committee tasked to investigate #ET302Crash has officially resumed its work. @NTSB & @FAANews teams have already arrived in #Ethiopia to support the investigation & efforts to identify victims' remains. #Ethiopia
Update: #UK Ambassador meets UK investigation experts during visit #ET302Crash site fanabc.com/english/2019/0… United Kingdom’s Air Accident Investigation Branch (#AAIB) staff are amongst 4 British experts who arrived yes'day morning to offer assistance in the wake of the accident
Update: #US., #Ethiopia Maneuver Over Crashed Plane’s Black Boxes wsj.com/articles/u-s-e… U.S. air-safety investigators on Tuesday engaged in intense behind-the-scenes discussions with their Ethiopian counterparts regarding where the black-box recorders will be downloaded. #ET302
Update: Black box from #Ethiopia crash to be sent overseas - @flyethiopian af.reuters.com/article/commod… “There is no capacity here so the black box will be sent elsewhere for analysis. The investigation team will decide where,” spokesman. #ET302, #ET302Crash
Update:@flyethiopian chief: 'Ground all #Boeing 737 Max 8 jets' bbc.com/news/live/worl… Mr Tewolde said the cause of the accident still needed to be determined, but he believed the aircraft should be grounded throughout the world because of the similarities with the #LionAircrash
Update: Visibly distraught family members & friends of #ET302Crash victims went to the site of the crash near #Bishoftu today & held an emotional commemoration ceremony. 149 passengers from 30 countries and 8 crew members have lost their lives in this tragic accident. Pics @AP
Update: @flyethiopian corporate communications managing director Asrat Begashaw told state broadcaster EBC that the black box from #ET302Crash will be sent to #Europe.

And Reuters Ethiopia correspondent @AaronMG tweeted the black box will be "sent to #Germany." #ET302 #Ethiopia
Update: #Germany Refuses To Take Black Boxes As #FAA Rejects #Canada's Boeing 737 Ban As "Inconclusive" 👇#ET302Crash #ET302
Update: Why Investigators Fear the Two #Boeing 737s Crashed for Similar Reasons nyti.ms/2CjlCBD The vertical speed of the two Boeing 737 Max 8 jets that crashed fluctuated at similar 15 to 20 second intervals.
#Ethiopia #ET302Crash #ET302
Update: "first photograph of #ET302 #737MAX FDR provided by #Ethiopia’s investigation team; put into circulation by #France’s Bureau d'Enquêtes et d'Analyses pour la Sécurité de l'Aviation Civile - says technical work to start tomorrow," @japanizar
Update: Ethiopian Civil Aviation Authority banned Boeing #737MAX 8 and 9 from entering its airspace. The aviation authority communication director Animut Lemma said the authority will strictly enforce the ban. #ET302Crash #Ethiopia
Update: Ethiopian crash investigators find piece of wreckage with similar... reut.rs/2CjFQei "Investigators have found a piece of a stabilizer in the wreckage of an Ethiopian jet with the trim set in an unusual position similar to that of a #LionAir" #ET302 #Ethiopia
Update: Anguished families of crash victims find nothing to bury apimagesblog.com/blog/2019/3/14…
#Ethiopia #ET302Crash #ET302
Photos @mulugetaayene and Samuel Habtab
Latest update: "Data from the CVR has been successfully downloaded by @BEA_Aero and transfered to the #Ethiopian investigation team / communication on their behalf/ @BEA_Aero did not listen to the audio files." @flyethiopian
#Ethiopia #ET302Crash #ET302
Update: Black Box Shows Similarities Between #LionAir & @flyethiopian Crashes bloomberg.com/news/articles/… A preliminary study of the flight data recorders show “clear similarities between Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 and Indonesian Lion Air Flight 610,” @dagmawit_moges. #ET302Crash
LATEST: #Boeing CEO @BoeingCEO Issues Statement on @flyethiopian Flight #ET302 Accident Investigation boeing.mediaroom.com/2019-03-17-Boe…
"In accordance with international protocol, all inquiries about the ongoing accident investigation must be directed to the investigating authorities."
"While investigators continue to work to establish definitive conclusions, Boeing is finalizing its dev't of a previously-announced software update & pilot training revision that will address the MCAS flight control law's behavior in response to erroneous sensor inputs." #ET302
Latest: Yehuda Meshi Zahav, Chairman of #ZAKA, the #Israeli voluntary community emergency response team, issued an official apology after @Jerusalem_Post's article claiming ZAKA "volunteers condemn Ethiopian government's handling of plane crash" zaka.us/Breaking_news/… #ET302Cras
Latest: [#ET302crash] crew's voices could unlock high-stakes Boeing inquiry af.reuters.com/article/africa… 'The voices of Captain Yared & First Officer Ahmednur Mohammed could reveal what led to the March 10 crash of the Boeing #737MAX that has worrying parallels with another disaster'
Latest: #EU to study #Boeing software updates before allowing flights to resume reut.rs/2FmqAPI
“I can guarantee to you that on our side we will not allow the aircraft to fly if we have not found acceptable answers to all our questions on that," Patrick Ky. #ET302Crash
Latest: @flyethiopian CEO Tewolde GebreMariam rejected claims by @nytimes alleging captain of #ET302 "never trained on the simulator." As per @EliasMeseret, Tewolde said the info. was "totally false" & that the Airline will give a presser while its lawyers will discuss with NYT.
Latest: @flyethiopian response: "pilots completed the Boeing recommended and FAA approved differences training from the B-737 NG aircraft to the B-737 MAX aircraft..." See statement 👇#ET302Crash #ET302 #Ethiopianaircrash #Ethiopia
Latest: Ethiopia's ministry of Transport announced "in accordance with ICAO Annex 13 aircraft accident & incident investigation requirements, analysis on the contents of the black-box data of #ET302 flight is being carried out" in #Ethiopia. #ET302Crash #Ethiopianaircrash
Latest: @flyethiopian CEO promises to get to bottom of flight 302 crash af.reuters.com/article/topNew…
We will “work with #Boeing and our colleagues in all the airlines to make air travel even safer,” Tewolde Gebremariam said in a statement. #ET302Crash #EthiopianAirlineCrash #Ethiopia
Latest: Ethiopian crash report likely to be released this week reut.rs/2COw6Jx A preliminary report on an Ethiopian Airlines crash will very likely be released this week, the country’s transport ministry said on Tuesday. #EthiopianAirlinesCrash #ET302 @flyethiopian
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