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Datum:vrijdag 12 maart 1993
Type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-320
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Ethiopian Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 4
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 30
Totaal:slachtoffers: 2 / inzittenden: 34
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Dire Dawa Airport (DIR) (   EthiopiŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Gambela Airport (GMB/HAGM), EthiopiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), EthiopiŽ
An Ethiopian Airlines ATR-42 aircraft en route from Gambela (GMB) to Addis Ababa (ADD) was hijacked by three men and a woman who demanded to be taken to Djibouti. The aircraft, carrying over thirty passengers and four crew members, was forced to land in Dire Dawa to refuel.
Authorities negotiated with the hijackers for six days during which time 15 passengers escaped. One hijacker who attempted to escape was shot and wounded by Ethiopian security forces and was arrested.
On March 18, security forces stormed the aircraft and, in the exchange of gunfire, two hijackers were killed and one passenger was wounded. The fourth hijacker, the female, was arrested. The hijackers reportedly wanted to leave their country to seek better living conditions.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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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 Gambela Airport en Addis Ababa-Bole Airport bedraagt 473 km (296 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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