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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2356 times:

BBC News Website has reported:
Guards kill two suspected hijackers on Ethiopian internal flight.

More details to come when it's available.



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2310 times:

Was it on a 737? More details available?


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User currently offlineFlight Level From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2307 times:

I can't find anything on the BBC News website.

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2303 times:
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Bad news.
Hope the ordeal is over now, or is it still on?



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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2286 times:

Domestic fleet of Ethiopian Airlines is F50 and DHC6.

User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2259 times:

Associated Press has reported that the security guards killed 2 men armed with knives who attempted to hijack Ethiopian Airlines' aircraft.

The aircraft carried 42 passengers after it took off from Bahr Dar, 250mi northwest of Addis Ababa,

The plane landed safely in Addis Ababa while the onbaord security guard took control the situation. Motives of this attempting hijack is unknown.

1 passenger is slightly injured.


User currently offlinePlanenutz From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

The Associated Press
6/9/02 4:03 PM


ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- Security guards killed two men armed with knives who attempted to hijack an Ethiopian Airlines' aircraft while it was making a domestic flight in this Horn of Africa nation, a government official said Sunday.

The two men attempted to hijack the aircraft carrying 42 passengers after it took off from Bahr Dar, 250 miles northwest of Addis Ababa, shortly after 5 p.m. local time, said Information Minister Netsanet Asfaw.

The security guards overpowered the hijackers while the plane was in the air and the aircraft landed safely in Addis Ababa, its destination, Netsanet said. She did not say how the men were killed or what their motives were.

One passenger was slightly injured, she said.

An Ethiopian Airlines' official, who did not want to be identified, confirmed the incident took place but said any further information had to come from the government.



User currently offlinePH-BFA From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 562 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

Why would anyone try to hijack a local flight in Ethiopia??? Quite a strange situation. I wonder how this story reveals...

PH-BFA


User currently offlineCapt.Picard From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2213 times:

ET flights have been hijacked numerous times before...the most famous being the 767 which crashed into the Indian Ocean off the Comoros Islands; in that case, the hijackers forced the crew to set course for Australia (!), despite repeated assurances by the crew that there was insufficient fuel available.....the a/c eventually ran dry, and the crew attempted to ditch the a/c, but were hampered by the fact that the hijackers were in the cockpit at the time, struggling with the flightcrew....in the end, we had a sort of semi-controlled crash wish unfortuntaely caused some deaths.

Interesting that in this case, a guard was aboard the a/c....guess this kind of measure works.

Regards


User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Wow, air marshalls in Ethiopia. America doesn't even have that. Impressive.

User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1969 times:

The USA does have Air Marshalls. There are not (yet?) enough of them to put them on every flight but they are there.
No official figures on the percentage of flights they are on, or the numbers on board.



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User currently offlineKonstantinos From Greece, joined Jun 2001, 389 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

I know SAA has had air marshalls on their flights for many many years now.

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1892 times:

Yea, that's the kind of security we need in the states!!! They don't tell you how many Air Marshalls there are, because the program (right now) is a joke.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1772 times:

Due to the Eritrea conflict/war, Ethiopia is a prime crisis region. Makes sense to be more alert regarding terrorist activity.
Daniel Smile


User currently offlineTwaneedsnohelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1693 times:

They don't tell you how many Air Marshalls there are, because the program (right now) is a joke.

spot on. The US is still far far far from where it needs to be in terms of airline/airport security.


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