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Irish Person Confirmed To Have Been On Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash

Josh Crosbie
Josh Crosbie

11:38 10 Mar 2019


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A passenger plane with 157 people on board has crashed

One Irish person is confirmed to have been on board an Ethiopian Airlines plane which crashed this morning.

149 passengers and 8 crew were on board the Boeing 737 aircraft.

It was en route from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.

It broke contact with air traffic control just six minutes after taking off,

The plan crashed near the town of Bishoftu, south-east of the capital.

The Department of Foreign Affairs has said it is standing by to provide consular assistance.

The country's prime minister has tweeted his "deepest condolences" to the families of those on board.


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