Ethiopian Airlines

Ethiopian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lahore

Thursday, March 23, 2017
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing in Lahore

An Ethiopian Airlines flight had to divert and make an emergency landing at Allama Iqbal International Airport, Lahore, Pakistan, on March 18th. The plane heading from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Beijing, China, was diverted after a mentally disabled patient attacked and injured his medical attendant. The authorities said both passengers involved in the fight... »

Ethiopian Airlines Flight Diverts to Delhi due to Technical Issues

Monday, February 27, 2017
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Airlines Flight Diverts to Delhi due to Technical Issues

Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-8806 made an emergency landing in Delhi, India, on February 25th. The plane en-route from Mumbai, India, to Kathmandu, Nepal, was diverted due to a technical issue. The plane landed safely. There were 255 people aboard at the time; all of them remained unharmed. Download article as PDF »

Ethiopian Airlines Flight Diverts to Athens

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Airlines Flight Diverts to Athens

Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-702 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Athens, Greece, on November 13th. The Boeing 787-800 plane heading from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Rome, Italy, was diverted after the crew noticed several problems including issues with left hand engine. The plane landed safely. All passengers and crew members remained... »

Ethiopian Airlines Flight Diverts to Lahore due to Suspected Fuel Leak

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Airlines Flight Diverts to Lahore due to Suspected Fuel Leak

Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-605 had to divert and make an emergency landing in Lahore, Pakistan, on November 8th. The Boeing 777-300 plane heading from Beijing, China, to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was diverted due to a suspected fuel leak. The plane landed uneventfully. There were 335 passengers and 12 crew members aboard at the time;... »

Ethiopian Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Botswana due to Smoke

Friday, November 20, 2015
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Airlines Plane makes Safe Landing in Botswana due to Smoke

Ethiopian Airlines flight ET-829 made a safe landing at Sir Seretse Khama International Airport, Gaborone, Botswana, on November 17. The Boeing 737-800, flying from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, was mid-air when smoke began to appear in its cabin. The plane landed safely. No one was injured. Download article as PDF »

Ethiopian Airlines Plane Diverts to Ireland due to Engine Shut Down

Saturday, October 24, 2015
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Airlines Plane Diverts to Ireland due to Engine Shut Down

Ethiopian Airlines flight ETH-500 had to make an emergency landing at Dublin Airport, Ireland, on the morning of October 23. The Boeing 787-800 flying from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to Washington DC, had to divert due to an engine problem. The crew decided to shut down an engine mid-air. The plane landed safely after dumping... »

Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Jet Skids Off the Runway in Ghana

Monday, January 12, 2015
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Airlines Cargo Jet Skids Off the Runway in Ghana

Ethiopian Airlines cargo flight ETEQV, operated by Asky Airlines, crash landed in Accra, Ghana, at around 10 a.m. on January 10. The Boeing 737, en-route from Lome, Togo to Accra, Ghana, skidded during landing at the runway of Kotoka International Airport. There were 3 people aboard the plane; all of them survived the accident.... »

Co-pilot accused of hijacking Ethiopian Airlines flight

Monday, February 17, 2014
By George Hatcher
Co-pilot accused of hijacking Ethiopian Airlines flight

The Eithiopian Airlines Boeing 757 flown from Addis Ababa to Geneva instead of its intended destination Rome was commandeered by its co-pilot, who was seeking asylum in Geneva. The co-pilot told ATC the plane was being hijacked, and after he landed, climbed down a rope from the cockpit, and told ground police forces that... »

Ethiopian Airliner Diverts, Mired At Arusha Airport

Saturday, December 21, 2013
By George Hatcher
Ethiopian Airliner Diverts, Mired At Arusha Airport

On December 18, Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-383ER #ET-AQW en route from Addis Ababa to Zanzibar-Kisauni Airport diverted to Arusha Airport. On landing on the too short runway, the plane’s wheels departed the pavement and became mired in soft ground. No one was injured in the landing. There is a rumor that the pilots diverted... »

Ethiopian Airlines Diverts to Malta

Sunday, September 22, 2013
By George Hatcher

On Sept 19, 2013, an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 757-231 was en route from Rome to Addis Ababa when one engine developed problems. The flight was diverted to Malta, where they made a safe landing with one engine. None of the 135 aboard were injured. The flight took off again later, for Addis Ababa. Download... »

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