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Eithiopian Airways Crash - 9 Years Ago Today.  
User currently offlineDrinkstrolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3561 times:

Only seems like yesterday...........

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/d...mber/23/newsid_2547000/2547715.stm

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User currently offlineOB1783P From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 326 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3507 times:

Horrible story, to be sure. And perhaps the most clearly video-taped crash ever, no?

I am irritated when this crash is brought up when a-netters discuss ditching. The way that unfortunate 767 broke apart does not imply that a well prepared modern jet could not ditch. The Ethiopian 767 touched the water while making a turn, and allegedly while one of the pirates was hitting the pilot with a bottle.

Any crash is very sad. And a crash that is due to deliberate actions is just too awful to contemplate



I've flown thousands of miles and I can tell you it's a lot safer than crossing the street!
User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 3469 times:

A sad crash indeed. May gold bless all those that parished that day.

User currently offlineRedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4329 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 days ago) and read 3444 times:

Quoting OB1783P (Reply 1):
And perhaps the most clearly video-taped crash ever, no?

I think the second plane hitting the WTC on 9/11/2001 was the most clearly video-taped crash ever.



My other home is a Piper Cherokee 180C
User currently offlineETStar From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 2103 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3320 times:

Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 3):
I think the second plane hitting the WTC on 9/11/2001 was the most clearly video-taped crash ever.

Not necessarily, as there are many air show crashes that are well taped, also others like that huuuuuuuuge old aircraft crashing to the ground where you can see it in high detail, and this other STOL aircraft that just took off and pretty much went back down within seconds...

ET-AIZ was a nice aircraft, and had the joy of flying in it a couple of years before its final flight, while it was albino.

Oh yes, and for my peeve, Ethiopian is not spelt right, and Airlines, not Airways goes after the first word Big grin


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3267 times:

Out of curiosity where was the aircraft headed? i heard its going to west africa via Nairobi


Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

I believe final destination was Abidjan with stops in Nairobi, Lagos maybe another city.

User currently offlineCgagn From Canada, joined Sep 2003, 345 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 3029 times:

Anyone know where the pilots are today? Are they still flying? What happened to the hi-jackers, the article states they survived and we identified by the pilots.

C-GAGN



Widebodies flown on: A330-300,A340-300,A380-800,747-400,767-200ER,767-300ER,777-200A,777-200ER,777-200LR,777-300ER
User currently offlineDkny From Ethiopia, joined Mar 2004, 714 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 2941 times:

Both pilots are still with ET. The captain still flies on the 767/757 and the first officer ,during th crash, is also a captain on the 767/757 at the present time.

User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months ago) and read 2892 times:

R.I.P to all who perished. Horrible needless tragedy.

Rob  wave 



''Live life on the edge, Live each and every day like it's your last, Hell you only live once''
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