Remembering ET-961

15 years ago from today an Ethiopian airlines flight Et-961 heading from Addis Ababa to Nairobi on a Bombay-Addis Ababa-Nairobi-Brazzaville-Legos-Abidjan route was hijacked by Three Ethiopian asylum seekers. The pilots were ordered to fly the plane with 175 people on board including the crew to Australia.

The pilots tried to persuade the hijackers that there was not enough fuel to fly to Australia but the hijackers were firm on their demand. Eventually the plane run out of fuel and crashed near the shores of The Comoros islands killing 125 people on board including the hijackers. Watch the documentary on that doomed flight in the video below. [wikipedia]

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