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Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 6:50 am

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

More details to come when it's available.

 
swissgabe
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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 6:52 am

Was it on a 737? More details available?
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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 6:52 am

I can't find anything on the BBC News website.
 
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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 6:53 am

Bad news.
Hope the ordeal is over now, or is it still on?
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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 6:57 am

Domestic fleet of Ethiopian Airlines is F50 and DHC6.
 
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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 7:03 am

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.
 
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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 7:06 am

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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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 7:06 am

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

PH-BFA
 
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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 7:26 am

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
 
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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 1:52 pm

Wow, air marshalls in Ethiopia. America doesn't even have that. Impressive.
 
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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 3:31 pm

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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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 5:08 pm

I know SAA has had air marshalls on their flights for many many years now.
 
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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Mon Jun 10, 2002 5:26 pm

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.
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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Wed Jun 12, 2002 2:46 am

Due to the Eritrea conflict/war, Ethiopia is a prime crisis region. Makes sense to be more alert regarding terrorist activity.
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RE: Latest: Ethiopian Airlines Hijacked, 2 Killed

Wed Jun 12, 2002 8:25 am

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.