Monday, January 25, 2010

Ethiopian Airlines plane crashes in sea off coast of Lebanon

A Boeing 737 of the Ethiopian Airlines crashed Monday morning in the Mediteranean Sea off coast of Lebanon. The plane with 90 people on board had just taken off the Beirut airport and 5 minutes later smashed into the sea. A joint of British, French, Cypriot aircrafts started the search mission along with naval rescue teams and so far 23 bodies were found but no survivor. Ethiopian Airlines flight ET409 was bound to Addis-Ababa and according to the witnesses the plane caught fire before going down. The aircrash is suspected to have occured due to heavy weather.


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