Hijacking description
Last updated: 29 July 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 16 October 1991
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: None
Location:Djibouti Airport (JIB) (   Djibouti)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Debra Marcos Airport (DBM/HADM), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Bahar Dar Airport (BJR/HABD), Ethiopia
Narrative:
Hijacked to Djibouti. The hijacker was taken into custody by the local authorities and the aircraft was returned to Ethiopia.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1991 / U.S. Department of Tranport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Debra Marcos Airport to Bahar Dar Airport as the crow flies is 146 km (91 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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