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Last updated: 8 December 2021
Datum:maandag 25 april 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 757-260
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Ethiopian Airlines
Registratie: registration unknown
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden:
Totaal:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 148
Schade: Geen
Plaats:Sana'a International Airport (SAH) (   Yemen)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Internationale lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport (JED/OEJN), Saudi-ArabiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Djibouti Airport (JIB/HDAM), Djibouti
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 757 aircraft, en route from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was hijacked as it approached Djibouti for a scheduled stop. The hijacker, an Ethiopian man, reportedly used a toy revolver to storm the cockpit and demand that the flight, which had 148 passengers on board, be diverted to London. Authorities in Djibouti refused to allow the plane to land, and it was diverted to Sanaa, Yemen, where it circled for two hours before landing rights were authorized. The hijacker released the passengers, but he continued to hold the pilot and co-pilot hostage for a period of three hours before surrendering to Yemeni authorities. The hijacker was a lieutenant in the Ethiopian Army and intended to ask for political asylum in London.


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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 Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport en Djibouti Airport bedraagt 1197 km (748 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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