10 Mar 2019

Seven Britons among 157 killed in Ethiopian Airlines crash

Seven Britons are among the dead after a plane crashed shortly after take off this morning in Ethiopia. There were 149 passengers and eight crew members on board. There are no reported survivors.

The Ethiopian Airlines flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi in Kenya came down just minutes into the journey.

The Ethiopian Government confirmed that people from at least 35 different countries were on board the flight.

The cause of the crash is not yet known and the investigation will look at a distress call made by the captain shortly before it came down.

The plane was reportedly new, having been delivered to the airline in November.

Harry Smith has this report.