Ethiopian Airlines flight to Kenya crashes with more than 150 onboard

(GERMANY OUT) Germany - Hesse - Frankfurt am Main: airplane Boeing B767 of the Ethiopian Airlines (Photo by JOKER/Hady Khandani/ullstein bild via Getty Images)
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An Ethiopian Airlines plane has crashed on its way to Nairobi, Kenya, with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard, the airline says.

The Ethiopian Prime Minister's official Twitter account expressed condolences to families of those lost in an Ethiopian airline's flight to Nairobi, without giving details.

"The office of the PM, on behalf of government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express its deepest condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning," the PM's office said on Twitter.