Rescue boats and helicopters scoured the Mediterranean Sea after an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed just off the coast of Lebanon early on Monday.

The passenger jet carrying 90 people, which took off from Beirut en route to Addis Ababa, disappeared off the radar just minutes after take-off.

Some witnesses say they saw the aircraft go up in flames before it plunged into the sea.

Bodies and pieces of the wreckage began to wash up on the coast within hours of the crash. But the reason for the accident is still far from clear.

Al Jazeera's Tarek Bazley reports.

Source: Al Jazeera