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Last updated: 18 September 2021
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Date:vendredi 12 mars 1993
Type/Sous-type:Silhouette image of generic AT43 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
ATR 42-320
Compagnie:Ethiopian Airlines
Immatriculation: registration unknown
Numéro de série:
Année de Fabrication:
Moteurs: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW121
Equipage:victimes: 0 / à bord: 4
Passagers:victimes: 2 / à bord: 30
Total:victimes: 2 / à bord: 34
Dégats de l'appareil: Aucun
Lieu de l'accident:Dire Dawa Airport (DIR) (   Ethiopie)
Phase de vol: En vol (ENR)
Nature:Transport de Passagers Nat.
Aéroport de départ:Gambela Airport (GMB/HAGM), Ethiopie
Aéroport de destination:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB), Ethiopie
Détails:
An Ethiopian Airlines ATR-42 aircraft en route from Gambela (GMB) to Addis Ababa (ADD) was hijacked by three men and a woman who demanded to be taken to Djibouti. The aircraft, carrying over thirty passengers and four crew members, was forced to land in Dire Dawa to refuel.
Authorities negotiated with the hijackers for six days during which time 15 passengers escaped. One hijacker who attempted to escape was shot and wounded by Ethiopian security forces and was arrested.
On March 18, security forces stormed the aircraft and, in the exchange of gunfire, two hijackers were killed and one passenger was wounded. The fourth hijacker, the female, was arrested. The hijackers reportedly wanted to leave their country to seek better living conditions.

Sources:
» Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1993 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security


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Ce plan montre l'aéroport de départ ainsi que la supposée destination du vol. La ligne fixe reliant les deux aéroports n'est pas le plan de vol exact.
La distance entre Gambela Airport et Addis Ababa-Bole Airport est de 473 km (296 miles).

Les informations ci-dessus ne représentent pas l'opinion de la 'Flight Safety Foundation' ou de 'Aviation Safety Network' sur les causes de l'accident. Ces informations prélimimaires sont basées sur les faits tel qu'ils sont connus à ce jour.
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