Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737-800 ET-ANB crashed into the Mediteranean Sea after departing from Beirut in a thunderstorm early in the morning of January 25th, 2010. The flight was to Addis Ababa with 90 souls aboard. The aircraft came down about 4 miles from the airport and initial reports suggest the aircraft was struck by lightening. It appears at the time of writing that there are no survivors. The aircraft was former Ryanair EI-CSW.
The aircraft was originally believed to be previously G-CEJP with Flyglobespan.
1 Martin Third
(25. 1. 2010, 16:48 CET)
Sad news. I have also seen a couple of reports on other websites which claim that the aircraft involved was ET-ANB, which was previously EI-CSW with Ryanair (sn 29935).
(25. 1. 2010, 19:11 CET)
BBC news has an interview with Ethiopian CEO who says the aircraft entered service with them in September. If that is the case, it couldn't have been JP.
(25. 1. 2010, 19:35 CET)
Same i heard it was a Ryanair Reg EI-CSWnd was delivered in september an became ET-ANB for deffinette
4 Darryl Morrell
(25. 1. 2010, 19:38 CET)
the aircraft was definately ET-ANB, ex EI-CSW
5 Tony Marlow
(25. 1. 2010, 19:51 CET)
In actual fact the early reports were that it was ET-ANB but the airline itself reported the aircraft as ET-AMZ. I guess time will tell. Either way, still some Scottish interest in the story as both aircraft have been in and out of the country frequently in recent years. A pic of either in Ethiopian colours would be nice.
6 Tony Scruton
(25. 1. 2010, 19:58 CET)
Airframes shows ET-AMZ as having crashed today. NewsEurope states that the aircraft was a Boeing 737-8BK, which would tend to confirm that it was JP. Sad news what ever aircraft it was. My sympathy to the families and friends of those on board.
(25. 1. 2010, 20:11 CET)
The airline has a press release on it's website stating the aircraft was ET-ANB.