NTSB Identification: DCA10RA023
Accident occurred Monday, January 25, 2010 in Beirut, Lebanon
Aircraft: BOEING 737, registration:
Injuries: 90 Fatal.

This is preliminary information, subject to change, and may contain errors. The foreign authority was the source of this information.

On January 25, 2010, about 0041 UTC, Ethiopian Airlines flight 409, Boeing 737-800, ET-ANB, crashed into the Mediterranean Sea 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.

The investigation is being conducted by the Lebanon Ministry of Public Works and Transport. A U.S. Accredited Representative from the NTSB has been assigned to assist in the investigation.

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