Unlawful Interference Boeing 737-260 Advanced ET-AJB, Friday 17 March 1995
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Date:Friday 17 March 1995
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B732 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 737-260 Advanced
Owner/operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AJB
MSN: 23915/1583
Year of manufacture:1988
Engine model:Pratt & Whitney JT8D-17A
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 92
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:El Obeid Airport (EBD) -   Sudan
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Addis Ababa-Bole Airport (ADD/HAAB)
Destination airport:Bahar Dar Airport (BJR/HABD)
Narrative:
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 aircraft on a domestic flight from Addis Ababa to Bahar Dar was hijacked to Sudan by five men. The plane landed in El Obeid to refuel and to repair mechanical problems. Sudanese officials refused to refuel the aircraft, however, and the hijackers allowed five passengers to deplane. The hijackers had initially demanded to fly to Libya, but in Sudan they changed their intended destination to Sweden. After several hours of negotiations and with temperatures rising inside the aircraft from the hot weather, the hijackers peacefully surrendered to the authorities. There were no injuries from the incident. The hijackers had no political motives, and their only apparent objective was to leave the country.

Sources:

Criminal Acts Against Civil Aviation 1995 / U.S. Department of Transport, FAA, Office of Civil Aviation Security

History of this aircraft

Other occurrences involving this aircraft

25 November 1991 ET-AJB Ethiopian Airlines 0 Djibouti Airport (JIB) non
9 February 1994 ET-AJB Ethiopian Airlines 0 Djibouti Airport (JIB) non

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