7 British citizens and an Irish national and were on board Ethiopian Airways Flight 302 when it crashed

An Ethiopian Airlines press conference has revealed that seven British citizens and an Irish national were on board Flight 302 when it crashed after leaving Bole International Airport in Addis Ababa today en route for Nairobi this morning.

The state-owned carrier has confirmed there were no survivors from the flight which was carrying 149 passengers from at least 35 countries and eight crew members.

The Boeing 737-8 MAX was on a regular scheduled flight to Nairobi in Kenya, when it crashed near the town of Bishoftu, some 31 miles (50km) southeast of Addis Ababa.

If you are worried that a loved one was on board the flight, you can call the Foreign Office on +44207 008 1500 or British Embassy in Addis Ababa on +251 116 170 100. The Irish Embassy in Ethiopia can be reached on +251 11 518 0500.


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