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iN VIDEO: Boeing sending technical team to site of deadly Ethiopian plane crash

In this photo taken from the Ethiopian Airlines Facebook page, the CEO of Ethiopian Airlines, Tewolde Gebremariam, looks at the wreckage of the plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday March 10, 2019. An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after takeoff from Ethiopia's capital on Sunday morning, killing all 157 people thought to be on board, the airline and state broadcaster said, as anxious families rushed to airports in Addis Ababa and the destination, Nairobi.
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March 10, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Boeing says it is sending a technical team to the site of the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines flight that killed 157 people, including 18 Canadians.

The Boeing 737-8 MAX plane crashed shortly after takeoff from Bole Airport in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa en route to Nairobi, Kenya.

In Canada, both WestJet and Air Canada use the aircraft — Air Canada says they have performed safely and reliably, and WestJet says it will not speculate on the cause of the incident.

Ethiopian authorities say the pilot sent out a distress call and was given clearance to return.

Records show the plane was new and had been delivered to the airline in November.

The aircraft was also involved in a Lion Air crash in October when a two-month-old plane plunged into the Java Sea minutes after taking off from Jakarta, Indonesia's capital, killing 189 people.

READ MORE: The Latest: UN chief says looking into UN staffers in crash

— With files from the Associated Press

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