Ethiopian Airlines Passenger jet crashes into the Mediterranean Sea with 90 aboard

On January 25, 2010, about 0041 UTC, Ethiopian Airlines flight 409, Boeing 737-800, ET-ANB, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea two miles from the coast shortly after takeoff from Beirut-Rafic Hairiri International Airport, Beirut, Lebanon. Night instrument meteorological conditions prevailed at the time of the accident. The 8 crew members and 92 passengers were fatally injured. The airplane was destroyed and there was no fire. The airplane was en route to Addis Ababa-Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Those aboard were Lebanese, Ethiopian, Turkish, French, Russian, Canadian, Syrian and Iraqi, or British.

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Click to view full size photo at Airliners.net Contact photographer Alastair T. Gardiner What: Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 en route from Beirut to Addis Ababa Where: 2 miles west of the coastal village of Na’ameh.When: Jan 25 2010 Who:7 crew 83 passengers»

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