Was United States Aware of Threat at Ethiopia’s Bole Airport? Warned Its Citizens two Days Ago

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Details are coming in fast following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines passenger plane with 149 passengers and 8 crew members on board.

The plane has crashed on flight from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.The aircraft B-737-800MAX with registration number ET-AVJ crashed at around Bishoftu (Debre Zeit) area on its way from Addis Ababa to Nairobi.

Apparently, a tweet from the Official Twitter page for U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs warned its citizens two days ago against arriving or departing from Bole International Airport on March 10 which happens to be today.

The Ethiopian Airline in a statement said aircraft lost contact just six minutes after leaving Bole International Airport.

“At this time search and rescue operations are in progress and we have no confirmed information about survivors or any possible casualties,” the airline said.It added it is still confirming details of the passenger list for the flight.”Ethiopian Airlines staff will be sent to the accident scene and will do everything possible to assist the emergency services,” the statement added.

Some had sensed there was more to the crash after the news was first released by the Country’s Prime Minister.

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