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Hijacking description
Last updated: 22 October 2017
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Date:Monday 17 February 2014
Time:ca 06:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic B763 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 767-3BGER
Operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AMF
C/n / msn: 30563/786
First flight: 2000-02-18 (14 years )
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney PW4062
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 202
Airplane damage: None
Location:Genève-Cointrin Airport (GVA) (   Switzerland)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:International Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Roma-Fiumicino Airport (FCO/LIRF), Italy
Narrative:
Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-702 from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Rome, Italy, was hijacked during the flight by the co-pilot.
The co-pilot waited for the captain to go to the toilet so he could lock him self in the cockpit. The flight continued to Geneva, Switzerland were it landed about 06:00.
The co-pilot then climbed down from the cockpit window using the emergency escape rope and surrendered to police. He was unarmed and requested asylum in Switzerland as he feared persecution in Ethiopia.

Classification:
Hijack

Sources:
» BBC


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Distance from Addis Ababa-Bole Airport to Roma-Fiumicino Airport as the crow flies is 4458 km (2786 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s 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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