Hijacking description
Last updated: 31 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 13 September 1969
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-6
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: / Occupants: 5
Passengers:Fatalities: / Occupants: 39
Total:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 44
Airplane damage: None
Location:Aden International Airport (ADE) (   Yemen)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Djibouti-Ambouli Airport (JIB/HDAM), Djibouti
Narrative:
The DC-6 was hijacked by three Eritreans, forcing the crew to fly to Aden, Yemen. En route an Ethiopian security official shot and wounded one of the hijackers. In Aden the three were arrested by Yemen police. The three reportedly belonged to the Eritrean Liberation Front.

Classification:
Hijack
Plane stormed

Sources:
» The Age - Sep 15, 1969


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Distance from Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport to Djibouti-Ambouli Airport as the crow flies is 553 km (346 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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