Skip to comments.Ethiopian Airlines’ Flight 702 Squawks “HiJacking”
Posted on 02/16/2014 8:33:36 PM PST by CondorFlight
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All the news that fits? I don’t really know. Blackout? Holiday weekend?
OK, looks like the image keeps moving after it initially stopped. I suppose the image will catch up to reality at some point.
I pulled up a Swiss TV channel and they were talking about the Olympics
Quiet now. we will see.
That would be a newsworthy picture
Comment in expressjetpilots.com thread:
Landed in Geneva. Making them hold on the taxiway until authorities arrive.
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.
It is still a weekend/early am, for the Western world? Reporters are not known for doing heavy lifting.
I guess they finally figured out that hiding in the wheel wells was not a good idea...
I pulled up the government TV channel in Ethiopia
Seem to be talking about something very different.
One of their symbols looks like a Klingon symbol. lol
Ethiopian Airlines’ own site showed it landed (prior to this landing discussion). And the next day’s flight hasn’t taken off yet.
Hmm, I wonder if they run the tracking system for UPS.
Thanks to you, we were aware of it before the plane landed.
I'm glad I'm not on that aircraft...
It’s one way to brag about on-time records.
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..
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.
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?
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?
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.
According to flightradar24, several fire department units are on scene.
Reportedly, it landed at 0600 local (00:00 Eastern) on runway 05L.
There’s an interesting flight I first noticed just north of Lyon heading for Paris that’s showing ‘No call sign’.
Why does EA’s website show none of this?
Except Geneva only has one paved runway - 05 - 23. No left and right parallel runways there.
Ethiopian Bird of Prey decloaking to starboard!
Weird, no doubt.
Bump for updates
No, even if an engine flamed out, they’d trim the control surfaces to correct for that real quick.
I wouldn’t trust Bing to tell me what color the sky is.
The BBC is now on it: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26222674
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.
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.
The 767 had a military escort the last part of the flight, but those planes do not show up on flightradar.
No new info, but it’s there.
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.
You're kidding, I trust.
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?
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.
Bump to FR.