Hijacking description
Last updated: 26 July 2014
Status:
Date:Friday 22 January 1971
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas DC-3
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 20
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Benghazi (   Libya)
Phase: Unknown (UNK)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:Bahar Dar Airport (BJR/HABD), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Gondar Airport (GDQ/HAGN), Ethiopia
Narrative:
Four Eritrean hijackers forced the crew to fly to Benghazi. A refueling stop was made in Khartoum. Duration of the hijacking: less than 1 day.

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Distance from Bahar Dar Airport to Gondar Airport as the crow flies is 103 km (64 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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