Hijacking
Last updated: 22 October 2014
Status:
Datum:Sonntag 12 April 1992
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-260
Fluggesellschaft:Ethiopian Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Werknummer:
Baujahr:
Triebwerk: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17R
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 105
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) (   Kenia)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Äthiopien
Flug nach:?
Flugnummer:574
Unfallbericht:
Two Ethiopian couples armed with hand grenades hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET574, a Boeing 727 aircraft flying a domestic route out of Addis Ababa with 105 passengers. The hijackers demanded to be taken to Nairobi, Kenya, where they requested USD5 million and fuel to fly to Toronto, Canada.
After four hours of negotiation with authorities at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, however, they surrendered. Reportedly, the two male hijackers were security guards for former Ethiopian president Mengistu Haile Mariam and had escaped from prison. No injuries were reported.


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


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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