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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

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To: the OlLine Rebel

All the news that fits? I don’t really know. Blackout? Holiday weekend?


51 posted on 02/16/2014 9:07:31 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: Lloyd-right

Yep.


52 posted on 02/16/2014 9:08:09 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: cynwoody

That’s good!


53 posted on 02/16/2014 9:08:19 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: PAR35

OK, looks like the image keeps moving after it initially stopped. I suppose the image will catch up to reality at some point.


54 posted on 02/16/2014 9:09:50 PM PST by PAR35
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To: Jet Jaguar

I pulled up a Swiss TV channel and they were talking about the Olympics


55 posted on 02/16/2014 9:12:22 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Hmmmm...


56 posted on 02/16/2014 9:12:57 PM PST by null and void (<--- unwilling cattle-car passenger on the bullet train to serfdom)
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To: GeronL

Quiet now. we will see.


57 posted on 02/16/2014 9:13:05 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: CondorFlight

That would be a newsworthy picture


58 posted on 02/16/2014 9:13:06 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: CondorFlight

Comment in expressjetpilots.com thread:

Landed in Geneva. Making them hold on the taxiway until authorities arrive.


59 posted on 02/16/2014 9:13:07 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: Jet Jaguar

Not sure about the trust worthiness of the telemetry, but it keeps turning left away from the runway approach, then almost in a wing down slip in the direction of the runway, then another vector left.


60 posted on 02/16/2014 9:13:48 PM PST by Lloyd-right (The triumvirate has risen! Gold, Silver and Bitcoin!)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

It is still a weekend/early am, for the Western world? Reporters are not known for doing heavy lifting.


61 posted on 02/16/2014 9:14:15 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: CondorFlight

I guess they finally figured out that hiding in the wheel wells was not a good idea...

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/24734743/body-found-in-airplane-wheel-well-at-dulles#axzz2tQUFNzJC


62 posted on 02/16/2014 9:14:24 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: TomGuy

Thanks


63 posted on 02/16/2014 9:15:28 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

I pulled up the government TV channel in Ethiopia

http://www.etvlive.gov.et/etv.html

Seem to be talking about something very different.

One of their symbols looks like a Klingon symbol. lol


64 posted on 02/16/2014 9:17:13 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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ph


65 posted on 02/16/2014 9:17:25 PM PST by xone
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Ethiopian Airlines’ own site showed it landed (prior to this landing discussion). And the next day’s flight hasn’t taken off yet.


66 posted on 02/16/2014 9:17:57 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

Hmm, I wonder if they run the tracking system for UPS.


67 posted on 02/16/2014 9:19:56 PM PST by Trod Upon (Every penny given to film and TV media companies goes right into enemy coffers. Starve them out!)
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To: CondorFlight
Excellent catch. Another freeper gets ahead of most of the rest in breaking news.

Thanks to you, we were aware of it before the plane landed.

I'm glad I'm not on that aircraft...

68 posted on 02/16/2014 9:20:01 PM PST by BlueDragon (everyone needs to have a plan)
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To: Trod Upon

It’s one way to brag about on-time records.


69 posted on 02/16/2014 9:20:34 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: CondorFlight

There’s more coverage on freerepublic than on anywhere else. Bing and Google have ONE link each when hijacking is searched. No news organizations at all..


70 posted on 02/16/2014 9:21:43 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft insult free zone... but if the insults to Mac users continue...)
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To: CondorFlight

Reportedly, they flew eight circles around the Geneva airport before landing low on fuel. Other reports say one of the engines had already flamed out.


71 posted on 02/16/2014 9:26:31 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: Swordmaker

Is it really landed? Or is the http://www.flightradar24.com/ETH702/2ba40ab just screwy? It looks like it is going through the landscape, and not on runway?


72 posted on 02/16/2014 9:28:38 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: GeronL

nice!


73 posted on 02/16/2014 9:28:47 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: PghBaldy

The telemetry is still going as far as I can tell. If it has lost an engine, the odd vectoring, crabbing I see would be as result of this?


74 posted on 02/16/2014 9:30:27 PM PST by Lloyd-right (The triumvirate has risen! Gold, Silver and Bitcoin!)
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To: TomGuy

Airspace around Geneva now closed. All flights are circling or being diverted. United 148 from New York, scheduled to land in Geneva in about 25 minutes, just did a complete 180.


75 posted on 02/16/2014 9:31:27 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: cynwoody

According to flightradar24, several fire department units are on scene.


76 posted on 02/16/2014 9:33:56 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: PghBaldy
Is it really landed? Or is the http://www.flightradar24.com/ETH702/2ba40ab just screwy? It looks like it is going through the landscape, and not on runway?

Reportedly, it landed at 0600 local (00:00 Eastern) on runway 05L.

77 posted on 02/16/2014 9:34:05 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

Thanks


78 posted on 02/16/2014 9:34:32 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: WhistlingPastTheGraveyard

There’s an interesting flight I first noticed just north of Lyon heading for Paris that’s showing ‘No call sign’.


79 posted on 02/16/2014 9:34:35 PM PST by PAR35
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To: cynwoody

Why does EA’s website show none of this?

http://www.ethiopianairlines.com/en/flightstatus/default.aspx


80 posted on 02/16/2014 9:38:16 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: cynwoody
Reportedly, it landed at 0600 local (00:00 Eastern) on runway 05L.

Except Geneva only has one paved runway - 05 - 23. No left and right parallel runways there.

81 posted on 02/16/2014 9:40:35 PM PST by PAR35
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To: cynwoody

OK, thanks.


82 posted on 02/16/2014 9:40:50 PM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Ethiopian Bird of Prey decloaking to starboard!

83 posted on 02/16/2014 9:45:53 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Weird, no doubt.


84 posted on 02/16/2014 9:57:22 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: All

Bump for updates


85 posted on 02/16/2014 10:16:23 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Lloyd-right

No, even if an engine flamed out, they’d trim the control surfaces to correct for that real quick.


86 posted on 02/16/2014 10:17:06 PM PST by wastedyears (The Ender's Game movie was a stupendous, colossal, galactic failure to me.)
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To: Swordmaker

I wouldn’t trust Bing to tell me what color the sky is.


87 posted on 02/16/2014 10:20:12 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: CondorFlight

The BBC is now on it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26222674


88 posted on 02/16/2014 10:28:35 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: PghBaldy

Those plots are never all that accurate, especially overseas. It landed, taxied, and stopped a while ago. The crew went out the cockpit windows.

Negotiations are under way and the passengers might be released by now.

ATC radio traffic is the most accurate info.


89 posted on 02/16/2014 10:28:56 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: null and void

Last radio traffic was that passengers would be disembarking in 5 minutes, but that was more than 5 minutes ago.

No word yet on what happened with the hijacker(s) or the air marshal that should have been on the flight.


90 posted on 02/16/2014 10:31:16 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

The 767 had a military escort the last part of the flight, but those planes do not show up on flightradar.


91 posted on 02/16/2014 10:32:26 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: ltc8k6

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26222674

No new info, but it’s there.


92 posted on 02/16/2014 10:33:57 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: CondorFlight
Ethiopian Airlines press release:

Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-702 on scheduled service departing from Addis Ababa on 17 February 2014 at 00:30 (local time) scheduled to arrive in Rome at 04:40 (local time) was forced to proceed to Geneva Airport. Accordingly, the flight has landed safely at Geneva Airport. All passengers and crew are safe at Geneva Airport.

Ethiopian Airlines is making immediate arrangements to fly its esteemed customers on-board the flight to their intended destinations.


93 posted on 02/16/2014 10:36:29 PM PST by cynwoody
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To: cynwoody

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/17/ethiopian-airlines-hijacked-geneva


94 posted on 02/16/2014 10:38:28 PM PST by ltc8k6
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To: cynwoody

Safe

Good


95 posted on 02/16/2014 10:38:40 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: the OlLine Rebel
If this is real, why is it not on the news sites?

Ahh HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You're kidding, I trust.

96 posted on 02/16/2014 10:41:56 PM PST by Don W (Know what you WANT. Know what you NEED. Know the DIFFERENCE!)
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To: cynwoody

Article:

http://www.tdg.ch/suisse/aeroport-geneve-ferme/story/27179086

Un avion détourné vers l’aéroport de Genève
Mis à jour le 17.02.2014
Un vol d’Ethiopian Airlines s’est posé lundi matin sur le tarmac de Cointrin après avoir été détourné. Le pirate de l’air a été arrêté. L’aéroport est fermé.


According to Google translation of the Swiss article cited in one of the British articles, the airport is closed the “hijacker” (singular) has been arrested.


EA should explain why their website indicated this flight arrived at it’s destination while it was still circling another country.

Did Obama’s healthcare team design it?


97 posted on 02/16/2014 10:48:47 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: the OlLine Rebel

The news agencies may have been embargoed. or maybe they just learned of it when there was a police blotter.

There are news accounts NOW.

NOTHING during.


98 posted on 02/16/2014 10:49:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: a fool in paradise

Bump to FR.


99 posted on 02/16/2014 10:50:06 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Good resourcing.


100 posted on 02/16/2014 10:51:08 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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