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An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 85 people on board disappeared after take-off from Beirut

An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 85 people on board disappeared after take-off from Beirut

An Ethiopian Airlines plane with 85 people on board disappeared after take-off from Beirut

An Ethiopian Airlines plane with about 90 people on board crashed into the sea shortly after take-off from Beirut, Lebanese aviation and security officials said.

The plane took off at around 2am local time and was heading to Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital.

About 50 of the passengers were Lebanese, the officials said.

PA