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    AP: Ethiopian Airlines plane with 85 passengers crashes into sea after takeoff from Beirut.

    Reuters: Ethiopian airplane crashes after takeoff from Beirut, crashes into Mediterranean sea, disappeared off radar.

    DEVELOPING -- An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 85 passengers on board crashed into the sea after taking off from Beirut.

    The aircraft is a Boeing 737-800.

    Boeing 737-800 flying from Beirut to Addis Ababa.

    Ethiopian Airlines Flight 409, a Boeing 737-800 with 85 passengers on board.

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    Oh good Lord Zerozx, any word on survivors?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by cocopea9052 View Post


      Oh good Lord Zerozx, any word on survivors?
      No reports yet.

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      • #4
        I don't even know why I asked that I know you stay on top of the stories you post. Just kinda shocking to read I suppose. Thank you for posting this.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by cocopea9052 View Post
          I don't even know why I asked that I know you stay on top of the stories you post. Just kinda shocking to read I suppose. Thank you for posting this.
          It's fine.

          Reuters mentioned that it "disappeared off the radar," so I guess they've lost all contact?
          Hopefully there will be more details.

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          • #6
            CNN: 92 people on board, not 85.

            CNN: An Ethiopian plane en route to Addis Ababa carrying 92 people has crashed.
            Last edited by Zerozx; January 25th, 2010, 12:20 AM.

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            • #7
              BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 92 passengers on board crashed into the Mediterranean sea shortly after taking off from Beirut airport in the early hours of Monday, airport sources said. The plane disappeared off the radar shortly after takeoff, the sources said. There were no further immediate details.

              NAA: Ethiopian Boeing plane crashed in the sea half an hour after taking off from Beirut.
              Last edited by Zerozx; January 25th, 2010, 12:20 AM.

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              • #8
                Ethiopian airliner crashes off Beirut - http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2...?section=world

                An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 85 passengers on board crashed into the Mediterranean Sea shortly after taking off from Beirut airport in the early hours of Monday (local time), airport sources said.

                The plane took off shortly after its scheduled time of 3:10 am (local time) flying south-west, sources said.

                Ethiopian Airlines' website shows it has a flight from Beirut to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa around that time, operating a Boeing 737.

                The airline could not immediately be reached for comment.

                Residents on the coast reportedly saw a plane on fire crashing.

                Senior Lebanese officials headed to Rafik Hariri International Airport after news of the crash.

                The plane had flown in from Addis Ababa earlier in the night, the sources said.

                Hundreds of Ethiopians work as domestic helpers in Lebanon.

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                • #9
                  Beirut crash update: Witnesses saw jet on fire; 50 Lebanese nationals among passengers on missing Boeing 737 - http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Eth...15534864?f=rss

                  An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 85 passengers on board has crashed into the Mediterranean Sea off Beirut, according to airport sources.



                  A Lebanese aviation official said radar contact was lost about 45 minutes after the early Monday departure.

                  According to one source, residents on the coast saw a plane on fire crashing.

                  The plane, said to be a Boeing 737, was carrying about 50 Lebanese nationals, sources said. Most of the other passengers were Ethiopians.

                  There were thought to be seven crew members.

                  The plane took off shortly after its scheduled time of 3:10 am (0010 GMT), flying south-west, the sources said.

                  Ethiopian Airlines' website shows it has a flight from Beirut to the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa around that time, operating a Boeing 737.

                  Senior Lebanese officials headed to Rafik Hariri International Airport after news of the crash. The plane had flown in from Addis Ababa earlier in the night, the sources said.

                  Hundreds of Ethiopians work as domestic helpers in Lebanon.

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                  • #10
                    Sorry for the different reports on the number of passengers. I keep seeing 85 and 92.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Zerozx View Post
                      Sorry for the different reports on the number of passengers. I keep seeing 85 and 92.
                      It's OK. Thanks for keeping us posted

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by 1angel4u View Post
                        It's OK. Thanks for keeping us posted
                        You're welcome. If/when the number of passengers is ever confirmed, I'll change the number in the title.

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                        • #13
                          Lost off Radar, jet on fire and crashed into the sea....this is so not looking hopeful...

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Zerozx View Post
                            Sorry for the different reports on the number of passengers. I keep seeing 85 and 92.
                            I wonder if "85" is the number of passengers and "92" is the number of passengers as well as crew members (since there were seven crew members).

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                              Ethiopian airliner crashes off Lebanon; 83 on board - http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/af...ash/index.html

                              (CNN) -- An Ethiopian airliner with 83 people on board crashed into the sea after takeoff from Lebanon early Monday, Lebanese army officials said.

                              The Boeing aircraft was en route from Beirut to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, when it disappeared from radar 30 minutes after takeoff from Rafik Hariri International Airport in Beirut about 4 a.m. local time, Lebanon's National News Agency reported.

                              On board were 54 Lebanese nationals and 29 people of other nationalities, the army officials said.

                              No additional information was immediately available.

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