Updates on Ethiopian aircraft hijack drama
Awramba Times (Addis Ababa) – Redwan Hussein, minister of Ethiopia’s communication affairs office named the hijacker of an Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 767-300 as Hailemedehin Abera Tagegn and said he had been working with the national carrier for the last five years.
Mr. Redwan said that his government is closely working with the government of Switzerland to extradite the co-pilot to Ethiopia based on the Geneva convention.
“So far it is known that he was medically sane, until otherwise is proven through the investigation which is going on right now,” Redwan told reporters in Addis Ababa.
unconfirmed sources from Ethiopian Airlines told Awramba Times that the main pilot is an Italian national. There had been 193 passengers on board, including 140 Italians, 11 Americans, 10 Ethiopians and 5 Nigerians.