Unlawful Interference Boeing 757-200 , Sunday 23 January 1994
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Date:Sunday 23 January 1994
Type:Silhouette image of generic B752 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing 757-200
Owner/operator:Ethiopian Airlines
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 43
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: None
Category:Unlawful Interference
Location:Roma-Ciampino Airport (CIA) -   Italy
Phase: En route
Nature:Passenger - Scheduled
Departure airport:Dakar-Yoff Airport (DKR/GOOY)
Destination airport:Bamako Airport (BKO/GABS)
An Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 757 aircraft, en route from Dakar, Senegal, to Bamako, Mali, with 32 passengers and 11 crew members, was hijacked by a man armed with a knife. The hijacker, a former Ethiopian soldier, forced the aircraft to fly over Morocco and the Mediterranean Sea and land at Ciampino Airport in Rome, Italy. Upon landing, the hijacker surrendered after negotiating briefly with authorities. The hijacker stated that his motive was dissatisfaction with unemployment and politics in Ethiopia. No injuries were reported.


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