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Last updated: 27 November 2015
Datum:Donnerstag 23 Juni 1994
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Fluggesellschaft:Ethiopian Airlines
Kennzeichen: registration unknown
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen:
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD) (   Äthiopien)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Gondar Airport (GDQ/HAGN), Äthiopien
Flug nach:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Äthiopien
An Ethiopian male attempted to hijack an Ethiopian Airlines domestic flight en route from Gondar to Addis Ababa. The man entered the cockpit of the ATR-42 aircraft by using a jack handle and demanded to fly to Djibouti or Rome, Italy. The hijacker held a watch and claimed that it was a detonator. The co-pilot and a passenger overpowered the hijacker and tied him to a seat. The aircraft landed safely in Addis Ababa, and no injuries were reported. The hijacker's motive was to seek political asylum.



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Distance from Gondar Airport to Addis Ababa-Bole Airport as the crow flies is 420 km (263 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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