Hijacking description
Last updated: 29 August 2014
Status:
Date:Wednesday 5 February 1992
Type:Silhouette image of generic DHC6 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter 300
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 18
Airplane damage: None
Location:Djibouti Airport (JIB) (   Djibouti)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Bahar Dar Airport (BJR/HABD), Ethiopia
Narrative:
An Ethiopian Airlines DHC-6 Twin Otter aircraft, with 15 passengers and three crew members, was hijacked to Djibouti while on a domestic flight between Addis Ababa and Bahar Dar. Two hijackers demanded to be taken to Kenya, but the pilot, citing insufficient fuel, landed in Djibouti. The hijackers surrendered. There were no injuries.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1992 / U.S. Department of Tranport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Addis Ababa-Bole Airport to Bahar Dar Airport as the crow flies is 332 km (208 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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