Descripción del Accidente ASN 28 AUG 1992 Boeing 727-260 registration unknown - Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA)
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Fecha:viernes 28 agosto 1992
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-260
Operador:Ethiopian Airlines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17R
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 9
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 77
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 86
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA) (   Italia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Etiopía
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bahar Dar Airport (BJR/HABD), Etiopía
Número de Vuelo:ET551
Descripción:
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 551, a Boeing 727 aircraft, was hijacked during a domestic flight from Addis Ababa (ADD) to Bahar Dar (BJR). Seventy-seven passengers and nine crew members were on board the plane. The five hijackers were armed with handguns and grenades and demanded to be flown to San'a, Yemen; however, they were denied permission to land. At the crew's request, the aircraft diverted to Djibouti where the passengers were released. The aircraft then departed for Aden, Yemen, where it remained for 13 hours. Continuing on to Cairo, Egypt, the aircraft was refueled and then landed at Ciampino Airport in Rome, Italy, after having been denied landing authority in Athens, Greece. On Sunday, August 30, the hijackers, who claimed to be political dissidents, surrendered to authorities in Rome and requested asylum. No injuries were reported.
On September 29, 1992, the five men were sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.

Fuentes:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1992 / U.S. Department of Transport, 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 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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