Addis Ababa: A Boeing 737 from Addis Ababa to Nairobi has crashed with 149 passengers and eight crew members aboard. Among the dead, four of them were Indians.

Issuing a statement, Ethiopian prime minister’s office confirmed the mishap saying, “Boeing 737 was on a regularly scheduled flight when it crashed.”

“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 regularly scheduled flight to Nairobi, Kenya this morning,” the office of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said on Twitter.

A spokesman for the airline apprised that the plane crashed while heading from Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa. “Flight ET 302 crashed at 8:44 AM near the town of Bishoftu, 62 kilometres southeast of the capital Addis Ababa, the airline said, confirming the plane was a Boeing 737-800 MAX.