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.
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