Skip to comments.Ethiopian Airlines’ Flight 702 Squawks “HiJacking”
Posted on 02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST by CondorFlight
At 5:00pm Pacific Time, Ethiopian Flight 702, a Boeing 767-300 was flying over Sudan when it started squawking 7500. The transponder code, is supposed to indicate a hijacking.
The flight, operating from Addis Abba to Rome has been confirmed by Rome Airport not to have arrived yet. As of now, it is over France, but has recently taken a steep northeast heading.
Based on flight tracking, it appears the plane is headed to Geneva. Emergency crews are standing by.
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Last reported circling over Lake Geneva at 7000 ft.
The plane flew right past Rome, and continued on to Switzerland. It may be low on fuel.
Is it wise to tell the whole world this, including any collaborators not on the plane?
“It is currently circling over Geneva Airport (GVA), with a military escort.”
Plane was circling Geneva Airport; airport was apparently closed. Now it appears to be heading southwest, away from Geneva.
Follow the plane live on the radar map, at Flightradar.
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Thanks for the update.
Headed back towards Geneva now, after making a larger loop to the south.
Could you provide a link?
Oh boy, prayers for those on board.
Follow on radar:
Post 9-11-01 rules: Fight back or get shot down.
The aircraft now has 20 minutes of fuel remaining (8:45pm PST) via LiveATC.net
Reports of one engine potentially flaming out (unconfirmed via LiveATC)
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