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Last updated: 18 September 2021
Estado:- (No safety board investigation)
Fecha:domingo 12 abril 1992
Tipo:Silhouette image of generic B722 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing 727-260
Operador:Ethiopian Airlines
Registración: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Año de Construcción:
Motores: 3 Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17R
Tripulación:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Pasajeros:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes:
Total:Fatalidades: 0 / Ocupantes: 105
Daños en la Aeronave: Ninguno
Ubicación:Nairobi-Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (NBO) (   Kenia)
Fase: En ruta (ENR)
Naturaleza:Vuelo Doméstico Programado
Aeropuerto de Salida:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Etiopía
Aeropuerto de Llegada:Bahar Dar Airport (BJR/HABD), Etiopía
Número de Vuelo:ET574
Two Ethiopian couples armed with hand grenades hijacked Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET574, a Boeing 727 aircraft flying a domestic route out of Addis Ababa with 105 passengers. The hijackers demanded to be taken to Nairobi, Kenya, where they requested USD5 million and fuel to fly to Toronto, Canada.
After four hours of negotiation with authorities at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, however, they surrendered. Reportedly, the two male hijackers were security guards for former Ethiopian president Mengistu Haile Mariam and had escaped from prison. No injuries were reported.

» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1992 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Distance from Addis Ababa-Bole Airport to Bahar Dar Airport as the crow flies is 332 km (208 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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