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Ethiopian Airlines’ Flight 702 Squawks “HiJacking”
Airline Reporter ^ | 2/16/14 | Airline Reporter Staff

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.”

(snip)

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at airlinereporter.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
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1 posted on 02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST by CondorFlight
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To: CondorFlight

Last reported circling over Lake Geneva at 7000 ft.


2 posted on 02/16/2014 8:34:43 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

Bm


3 posted on 02/16/2014 8:34:51 PM PST by al baby (Hi MomÂ… I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: CondorFlight

The plane flew right past Rome, and continued on to Switzerland. It may be low on fuel.


4 posted on 02/16/2014 8:35:24 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

Is it wise to tell the whole world this, including any collaborators not on the plane?


5 posted on 02/16/2014 8:36:12 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: CondorFlight

“It is currently circling over Geneva Airport (GVA), with a military escort.”


6 posted on 02/16/2014 8:36:15 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Army Air Corps

Bookmark


7 posted on 02/16/2014 8:36:49 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Cindy; LucyT

Bump


8 posted on 02/16/2014 8:37:52 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Plane was circling Geneva Airport; airport was apparently closed. Now it appears to be heading southwest, away from Geneva.


9 posted on 02/16/2014 8:40:56 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

Follow the plane live on the radar map, at Flightradar.

Use the zoom feature to enlarge the map.


10 posted on 02/16/2014 8:43:23 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

Thanks for the update.


11 posted on 02/16/2014 8:44:18 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: CondorFlight

Headed back towards Geneva now, after making a larger loop to the south.


12 posted on 02/16/2014 8:44:24 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

Could you provide a link?


13 posted on 02/16/2014 8:47:04 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: CondorFlight

Oh boy, prayers for those on board.


14 posted on 02/16/2014 8:48:01 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: Jet Jaguar

http://www.flightradar24.com/ETH702/2ba40ab


15 posted on 02/16/2014 8:48:18 PM PST by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: Amberdawn

Follow on radar:

http://www.flightradar24.com/ETH702/2ba40ab


16 posted on 02/16/2014 8:48:44 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Amberdawn

Post 9-11-01 rules: Fight back or get shot down.


17 posted on 02/16/2014 8:50:09 PM PST by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: CondorFlight

UPDATES:

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)


18 posted on 02/16/2014 8:50:17 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

Thanks!


19 posted on 02/16/2014 8:51:00 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Squawk 8888

ping


20 posted on 02/16/2014 8:51:36 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: null and void

Bump


21 posted on 02/16/2014 8:54:51 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: CondorFlight

Where is it on radar?
I haven’t gone to that link. No other article search from google news and when I searched the regular site with that flight number, it shows the flight as completed:

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702
Scheduled
ADD
Departed Addis Ababa, today
Time Terminal Gate
12:30 AM 2 -
FCO
Arrived Rome, today
Time Terminal Gate
4:40 AM 3

I assume google gave me local times. The article mentions 5pm PST (8pm EST).


22 posted on 02/16/2014 8:55:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: Jet Jaguar

UPDATES:

Reports of the aircraft being directed to make an approach but not landing until a response is given regarding the word “asylum” (via LiveATC)

Fuel warning has been received on the flight deck (Via LiveATC)

Back in 1996 an Ethiopian 767 had to ditch in the water due to hi-jackers and lack of fuel.


23 posted on 02/16/2014 8:55:31 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

I’ve loaded the radar image and agree they are still tracking it inflight. Don’t know how “informative” google is to report that it already landed at destination.


24 posted on 02/16/2014 8:57:42 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: CondorFlight

Dropping altitude, may be on approach


25 posted on 02/16/2014 8:57:43 PM PST by Slicksadick (We accept the love we think we deserve.)
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To: CondorFlight

heading back to Geneva it appears.


26 posted on 02/16/2014 8:57:51 PM PST by BlueDragon (everyone needs to have a plan)
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To: CondorFlight

Yes, it looks like it’s circling the airport. I hope it lands safely.


27 posted on 02/16/2014 8:58:35 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: BlueDragon

UPDATES:

Aircraft apparently cleared for an ILS approach. What could be a hostage negotiator has been heard on the radio

Response to the request will be given by Swiss Authorities on Short Final for landing on Runway 05 (via LiveATC)


28 posted on 02/16/2014 8:59:10 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: CondorFlight

No longer on radar via Flightaware http://flightaware.com/live/flight/ETH702


29 posted on 02/16/2014 8:59:36 PM PST by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: Slicksadick

2300 feet, 140 knots


30 posted on 02/16/2014 9:00:05 PM PST by Slicksadick (We accept the love we think we deserve.)
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To: UncleHambone

oh boy


31 posted on 02/16/2014 9:00:13 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: CondorFlight

Down to 4000 ft...


32 posted on 02/16/2014 9:00:25 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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To: Amberdawn

zero zero


33 posted on 02/16/2014 9:01:33 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Slicksadick

landed


34 posted on 02/16/2014 9:01:34 PM PST by Slicksadick (We accept the love we think we deserve.)
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To: CondorFlight

On the ground now...


35 posted on 02/16/2014 9:02:18 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

It looks like it missed a runway


36 posted on 02/16/2014 9:03:59 PM PST by Lloyd-right (The triumvirate has risen! Gold, Silver and Bitcoin!)
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To: Lloyd-right

You are right, it in no way lines up with all the other planes on that runway.


37 posted on 02/16/2014 9:04:47 PM PST by Slicksadick (We accept the love we think we deserve.)
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To: Lloyd-right

not moving now.


38 posted on 02/16/2014 9:05:03 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Slicksadick

In the sense that it’s now on land. It doesn’t look like its at the airport, though.


39 posted on 02/16/2014 9:05:39 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Jet Jaguar

it keeps creeping in a Northeast direction, very odd


40 posted on 02/16/2014 9:05:49 PM PST by Lloyd-right (The triumvirate has risen! Gold, Silver and Bitcoin!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

is it on the ground in Geneva or Rome?


41 posted on 02/16/2014 9:06:17 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Slicksadick

How accurate is flightradar? Shows it northeast of the airport on the Swiss/French border


42 posted on 02/16/2014 9:06:17 PM PST by PAR35
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To: CondorFlight

If this is real, why is it not on the news sites?


43 posted on 02/16/2014 9:06:19 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Lloyd-right

On the bright side, no fuel equals not fire.


44 posted on 02/16/2014 9:06:42 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Lloyd-right

now it looks like it is trying to turn downwind for approach


45 posted on 02/16/2014 9:06:45 PM PST by Lloyd-right (The triumvirate has risen! Gold, Silver and Bitcoin!)
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To: CondorFlight

Pilots heard on radio stating they will be exiting via the aircraft flight deck window.

http://www.airlinereporter.com/2014/02/breaking-ethiopian-airlines-flight-702-squawks-hijacking-reasons-unknown/


46 posted on 02/16/2014 9:07:04 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Lloyd-right

QY6915 was just diverted away from Geneva.


47 posted on 02/16/2014 9:07:05 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: GeronL

Geneva


48 posted on 02/16/2014 9:07:06 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: null and void

Do you mean zero altitude? I saw that on the screen, hopefully they’ve landed and not crashed.


49 posted on 02/16/2014 9:07:30 PM PST by Amberdawn
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The pilot possibly has gone out the cockpit window.


50 posted on 02/16/2014 9:07:31 PM PST by CondorFlight (I)
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