UPDATED: New Reports on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 702 Hijacking


by Spencer Brown

Amazing how media has evolved: Sunday night, Ethiopian Airlines flight 702 from Addis Ababa to Rome was hijacked and landed in Geneva after nearly running out of fuel. The mainstream media still isn’t reporting on it at all. Twitter was a better newswire than anything else tonight.

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UPDATE February 17, 12:55am-

As of last check, flight monitoring services indicate that Ethiopian Airlines flight 702 is “on time” in the air from Rome to Milan. However, precise location tracking information available via FlightRadar24.com (see photo) shows that ET702 is on the ground in Geneva, after flying in a series of holding patterns. The aircraft’s transponder began squawking 7500, a universal indication of a hijacking before it diverted from its planned route to Rome.

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