Iran offers condolences to Ethiopia over plane crash

Tasnim – Iran’s Foreign Ministry expressed condolences to Ethiopia after an Ethiopian Airlines flight with 149 passengers and eight crew members on board crashed on Sunday.

In a statement on Sunday, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi offered condolences to the Ethiopian government, nation and families of victims of the air crash.

The Boeing 737 plane was on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya when it crashed on Sunday.

“The Office of the PM, on behalf of the Government and people of Ethiopia, would like to express its deepest condolences to the families of those that have lost their loved ones on Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 on regular scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning,” the office of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said.

A statement by the airline said 149 passengers and eight crew members were on board the plane when it crashed.

The plane took off from Addis Ababa at 8:38 am local time, and crashed shortly after at 8:44 am, a spokesperson of the airline said.