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Hijacking description
Last updated: 24 October 2016
Date:Thursday 26 April 2001
Type:Silhouette image of generic AN12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Antonov 12
Operator:Ethiopian Air Force
Registration: registration unknown
C/n / msn:
First flight:
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 51
Airplane damage: Unknown
Location:Khartoum (   Sudan)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia
The Antonov 12 was hijacked by nine Ethiopian students armed with hand grenades and pistols. They demanded to be taken to Khartoum, where the plane landed at 18:20. After nine hours the hijackers surrendered.


» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 2001 / DoT, TSA


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