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Last updated: 26 November 2021
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Datum:vrijdag 8 december 1972
Type:Silhouette image of generic B720 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 720-060B
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Ethiopian Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Constructienummer:
Bouwjaar:
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 7 / inzittenden: 94
Schade: Groot
Gevolgen: Repaired
Plaats:Addis Ababa (   EthiopiŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport (ADD/HAAB), EthiopiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea
Vluchtnummer:ET708
Beschrijving:
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 708 was an international service from Addis Ababa (ADD) to Asmara, Athens, Rome and Paris. Some 13 minutes after departure five men and two women stood up, pulled out guns and began shouting orders in Amharic. Security guards opened fire and killed six of the hijackers. The seventh died in hospital. During the shooting one of the hijackers activated a grenade. One of the passengers picked up the grenade and lobbed it toward an unoccupied part of the passenger cabin. The grenade exploded, damaging an inboard engine as well as the plane's rudder controls. Smoke filled the cabin. The pilot returned to Addis Ababa for an emergency landing.
The hijackers were members of the Eritrean Liberation Front.

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» Brief and Bloody (Time, Dec. 18, 1972)
» Aircraft hijackings and other criminal acts against civil aviation : statistics and narrative reports / FAA


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Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Addis Ababa-Haile Selassie I International Airport en Asmara International Airport bedraagt 698 km (437 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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