Hijacking
Last updated: 25 April 2014
Estado:
Fecha:sábado 23 noviembre 1996
Hora:12:15 UTC
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B762 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-260ER
Operador:Ethiopian Airlines
Registración: ET-AIZ
Numéro de série: 23916/187
Año de Construcción: 1987-09-17 (9 years 2 months)
Horas Totales de la Célula:32353
Ciclos:12623
Motores: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4E
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 6 / Ocupantes: 12
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 119 / Ocupantes: 163
Total:Fatalidades: 125 / Ocupantes: 175
Daños en la Aeronave: Destruido
Consecuencias: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Ubicación:0,5 km (0.3 milles) de la costa de Grande Comore (   Comores) show on map
Fase: Aproximación (APR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Internacional Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Etiopía
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO/HKNA), Kenia
Número de Vuelo: 961
Descripción:
Flight ET961 had taken off from Addis Ababa for a flight to Abidjan via Nairobi, Brazzaville and Lagos. Shortly after entering Kenyan airspace 3 men seized the aircraft and demanded to be flown to Australia.
Approaching the Comores the aircraft began to run out of fuel. The pilot attempted to carry out a controlled ditching in the shallow, sheltered waters 500m off Le Galawa Beach. The left engine and wingtip struck the water, causing the aircraft to break up and crash.


Cause: "The Investigation Committee determines that the cause of this accident was unlawful interference by the hijackers which resulted in loss of engines thrust due to fuel exhaustion."

Fuentes:
» CNN
» ICAO Adrep Summary 1/97 (#27)


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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 Addis Ababa-Bole Airport to Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport as the crow flies is 1158 km (723 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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