No survivors in Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 crash near Addis Ababa
By Robyn Kriel and Tara John, CNN
Updated 2119 GMT (0519 HKT) March 10, 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (CNN)All 157 people aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed soon after taking off Sunday morning from Addis Ababa have been killed, the airline said Sunday.
The plane, en route to Nairobi, Kenya, lost contact at 8:44 a.m. local time, six minutes after taking off from Bole International Airport in the Ethiopian capital.
Flight ET302 went down near Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa.
An airline spokesman told CNN the victims were of 35 different nationalities.
Thirty-two Kenyans, 18 Canadians, nine Ethiopians, eight Americans, eight Italians and eight Chinese nationals were among the passengers. Seven French and seven UK nationals were also on board, the spokesman said.
Also among the dead are several UN staff, according to an official, who said it's believed that some of the staff members were freelance interpreters. The specifics are unclear because UN staff members don't always travel with their UN passports.
Though it's unclear why UN employees were on the plane, the UN Environment Assembly is scheduled to begin Monday in Nairobi.
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