Narrative:An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 757 aircraft, en route from Dakar, Senegal, to Bamako, Mali, with 32 passengers and 11 crew members, was hijacked by a man armed with a knife. The hijacker, a former Ethiopian soldier, forced the aircraft to fly over Morocco and the Mediterranean Sea and land at Ciampino Airport in Rome, Italy. Upon landing, the hijacker surrendered after negotiating briefly with authorities. The hijacker stated that his motive was dissatisfaction with unemployment and politics in Ethiopia. No injuries were reported.
|Date:||Sunday 23 January 1994|
|Registration:|| registration unknown|
|C/n / msn:|| |
|First flight:|| |
|Crew:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 11|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 32|
|Total:||Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43 |
|Airplane damage:|| None|
|Location:||Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA) ( Italy)
|Phase:|| En route (ENR)|
|Nature:||International Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY), Senegal|
|Destination airport:||Bamako Airport (BKO/GABS), Mali|
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Dakar-Yoff Airport to Bamako Airport as the crow flies is 1054 km (659 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.