The Boeing 737-800 Ethiopian Airlines (archive photo)Photo: Amr Dalsh / Reuters
In Ethiopia, dropped the airplane Boeing 737 of the airline, Ethiopian Airlines, reports Reuters with reference to the representative of the carrier. Onboard the liner there were 149 passengers and eight crew members.
The aircraft flew into the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, says the publication in Twitter-account of the office of the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. The head of government expressed condolences to the families of the victims.
Information about the Russians on Board the crashed plane yet, reports RIA Novosti, citing the Russian Embassy in Kenya.
According to the web service Flightradar24, a crashed airliner — Boeing 737 MAX 8 — disappeared from radar after about six minutes after taking off from Addis Ababa. Before the fall of the airplane rose slightly above the 2.6 kilometers and got a speed of 700 kilometers per hour.
Boeing 737 MAX is the fourth, newest generation of Boeing 737. The operation of aircrafts of this series began in 2017. A variant of the 737 MAX 8 is the best-selling aircraft in the history of Boeing, stated in open sources.
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