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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 155507
Last updated: 30 October 2020
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Date:02-OCT-2012
Time:
Type:unknown airplane
Owner/operator:Eritrean Air Force
Registration:
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 7
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Location:King Abdullah Regional airport in Jazan -   Saudi Arabia
Phase: Landing
Nature:Illegal Flight
Departure airport:Eritrea
Destination airport:King Abdullah Regional airport in Jazan
Narrative:
According to some reports, seven senior Eritrean officers hijacked the plane and defected to Saudi Arabia.
A female Eritrean Air Force pilot, on a mission to fly black the plane to Eritrea, asked for asylum after she reached the King Abdullah Regional Airport in Jazan in April 2013.
At present the plane is apparently still parked at the airport in Jazan.

Sources:

http://mereja.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=43153
http://www.arabnews.com/news/448897


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
22-Apr-2013 07:40 gerard57 Added

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