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Date:vendredi 28 août 1992
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-260
Compagnie:Ethiopian Airlines
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Moteurs: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17R
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 9
Passagers:victimes: 0 / à bord: 77
Total:victimes: 0 / à bord: 86
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA) (   Italie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopie
Aéroport de destination:Bahar Dar Airport (BJR/HABD), Ethiopie
Numéro de vol:ET551
Détails:
Ethiopian Airlines Flight 551, a Boeing 727 aircraft, was hijacked during a domestic flight from Addis Ababa (ADD) to Bahar Dar (BJR). Seventy-seven passengers and nine crew members were on board the plane. The five hijackers were armed with handguns and grenades and demanded to be flown to San'a, Yemen; however, they were denied permission to land. At the crew's request, the aircraft diverted to Djibouti where the passengers were released. The aircraft then departed for Aden, Yemen, where it remained for 13 hours. Continuing on to Cairo, Egypt, the aircraft was refueled and then landed at Ciampino Airport in Rome, Italy, after having been denied landing authority in Athens, Greece. On Sunday, August 30, the hijackers, who claimed to be political dissidents, surrendered to authorities in Rome and requested asylum. No injuries were reported.
On September 29, 1992, the five men were sentenced to four years and eight months in prison.

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1992 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Addis Ababa-Bole Airport et Bahar Dar Airport est de 332 km (208 miles).

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