According to video footage and reports, Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET302 crashed shortly after taking off and resulted in the death of 157 people.

A spokesman for the airline said the flight went down southeast of Addis Ababa. They also said there victims of 35 different nationalities on board. The flight reportedly went down six minutes after taking off, around 8:44 am local time. The CEO of Ethiopian Airlines—Tewolde GebreMariam said the pilot on the flight said there were technical difficulties after taking off and requested permission to return to Addis Ababa. The pilot was given clearance to return, but the flight ultimately ended up going down shortly after.