January 25, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines jet 'crashes into sea off Beirut'

(BBC):- An Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane has crashed into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after taking off from Beirut airport in Lebanon.

Lebanese aviation sources said the plane was heading for the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa and had 85 passengers on board.
Reuters news agency quotes airport sources as saying that about 50 of the passengers were Lebanese nationals.
The majority of the remaining passengers were Ethiopian, they add.
Thousands of Ethiopians are employed as domestic helpers in Lebanon.
The plane, believed to be a Boeing 737, reportedly disappeared from radar screens some five minutes after take-off in stormy weather.
The plane is said to have left Beirut shortly after its scheduled departure time of 0310 local time.
Residents who live near the coast are reported to have witnessed a plane on fire crashing into the sea.


Anonymous said...

We are very sorry to hear the News of Ethiopian Airlines crush . May pleasant memories help to carry all the families through this difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Memory be Eternal!

Anonymous said...

Λυπόμαστε πολύ να ακούσουμε τις ειδήσεις της αιθιοπικής συντριβής αερογραμμών. Οι ευχάριστες μνήμες Μαΐου βοηθούν να φέρουν όλες τις οικογένειες μέσω αυτής της δύσκολης περιόδου. Οι προσευχές και οι σκέψεις μας είναι με σας όλοι.
Η μνήμη είναι αιώνια!

Anonymous said...

O' It is sad story. May God rest their soul with Abraham, Yacob and Yisak.

Melkamu H. said...

May God rest the victimes' souls in peace.

The Ethiopian Airlines Flight 961 that was hijacked crash-landed in the Indian Ocean near Comoros after running out of fuel, killing 125 of the 175 passengers and crew on board. on 23 November 1996 was hijacked by the filty Islamic terroists.

Anonymous said...

Ethiopian Air Lines is one of the best and dependable air lines in Africa thanks to His Magesty Emperor Hailesilasse I who stablished it.It is sad this unfortunate accident claimed the lives of those 90 people aboarded the flight;May GOD rest their soul in peace and give comfort to their families.

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