This day in history: Ethiopian Airlines plane hijacks and crashes into Indian Ocean after running out of fuel, killing 125

This day in history: Ethiopian Airlines plane hijacks and crashes into Indian Ocean after running out of fuel, killing 125

KOMPAS.com – It is 25 years ago today, or to be precise, on 23 November 1996, the airline’s plane was Ethiopian Airlines hijacking group of people and fell into the Indian Ocean.

as a load bbc this dayEthiopian Airlines Boeing The 767 crashed into the Indian Ocean after running out of fuel.

At least 125 of the 175 passengers and crew on board were killed when the plane crashed while trying to make an emergency landing 500 meters off the coast of the island of Comoros.

Many tourists and local residents can reach the place where Plane crash Within minutes of the plane hitting the sea.

At the time, about 50 people were rescued alive from the rubble, including the two suspected hijackers.

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The chronology of the Ethiopian Airlines hijacking and crash

The aircraft with flight number ET961 had originally taken off from Bole Addis Ababa International Airport, Ethiopia to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Four hours after takeoff, three actors took control of the plane.

According to Ethiopian air officials, the hijackers ordered the pilots to fly to Australia.

The hijackers told the pilot to first land at Hahaya International Airport in the Comoros to refuel, 15 miles from the crash site.

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But unfortunately, the refueling came to an end. As a result, the plane crashed into the sea. The plane fell into the sea and ended in disaster.

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“The sea was high and the plane was destroyed by the impact,” said Bruce Thompson, a witness, the manager of the hotel on the shore of the scene.

“It must have been an emergency landing that was not smooth, the sea was rough and the plane broke on impact, with the fuselage broken into three pieces,” he said.

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Boeing Mediaroom B737 MAX 8 Ethiopian Airlines.

Among the passengers who died, one of them was a prominent Kenyan photographer, who has a reputation as one of Africa’s leading photographers, Mohamed Amin.

while the pilot and survived including co-pilot, was immediately taken to the hospital.

Authorities initially arrested two survivors who were suspected of being kidnappers.

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However, both were later released as there was not enough evidence.

A few weeks later, police were able to identify and arrest three people believed to be the Ethiopian Airlines ET961 hijackers.

It is known, the motive for the kidnapping was because three suspects, including two unemployed and a nurse, wanted to go to Australia to seek political asylum.

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