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Country's air hijacking history

Updated: 2014-02-18 07:49
( China Daily)

There have been several air hijackings in the past involving Ethiopian nationals and the country's flag carrier.

In 1993, an Ethiopian used a gun hidden in his hat to hijack a German passenger jet bound for New York. He was later sentenced to 20 years in a US prison.

Two years later, police in Greece overpowered an Ethiopian hijacker who held a knife to the throat of an Olympic Airways flight attendant and demanded asylum.

Country's air hijacking history