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Last updated: 20 October 2020
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Datum:Montag 25 November 1991
Flugzeugtyp:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 737-260 Advanced
Fluggesellschaft:Ethiopian Airlines
Kennzeichen: ET-AJB
Werknummer: 23915/1583
Baujahr: 1988-07-07 (3 years 5 months)
Triebwerk: 2 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A
Besatzung:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 6
Fluggäste:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 85
Gesamt:Todesopfer: 0 / Insassen: 91
Sachschaden: nicht beschädigt
Unfallort:Djibouti Airport (JIB) (   Dschibuti)
Flugphase: Während des Fluges (ENR)
Betriebsart:Inländischer planmäßiger Passagierflug
Flug von:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Äthiopien
Flug nach:Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport (DIR/HADR), Äthiopien
Flugnummer:ET616
Unfallbericht:
Two men and a woman, using a fake grenade and pistol, hijacked an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft en route from Addis Ababa (ADD) to Dire Dawa (DIR), Ethiopia. Flight 616, carrying 85 passengers and six crew members, was hijacked to Djibouti where the hijackers surrendered to authorities three hours
after the aircraft landed. Reportedly the hijackers were seeking political asylum.

Informationsquelle:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1991 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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 Dire Dawa-Aba Tenna D Yilma Airport as the crow flies is 341 km (213 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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