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Ethiopian investigators try to identify victims of tragic plane crash

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Members of the search and rescue team carry dismembered parts of passengers bodies at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 10, 2019

Following a passenger airplane crash in Ethiopia that has taken the lives of 157 people, investigators are probing the crash of the Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 to find clues to the cause of the disaster.

French news agency AFP reports that the brand new Boeing MAX 8 plane come down on Sunday, March 10, just six minutes into its flight to Nairobi, killing all 157 people on board.

Eight crew and 149 passengers from 35 countries got killed when Flight ET 302 fell into a field, 60 kilometres southeast of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

AFP cited Ethiopian Airlines as stating that the pilot had been given clearance to turn around after flagging difficulties to airport authorities.

«The plane was already on fire when it crashed to the ground. The crash caused a big explosion,» recalled witness Tegegn Dechasa at the site, covered with passenger belongings, human body remains, and airplane debris.


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