Ethiopia – Meles Zenawi's plane made emergency landing

Meles Chenawi of Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Meles Zenawi had a scary encounter in December when his aircraft made an emergency landing shortly after take off from Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso’s capital, the weekly Reporter newspaper said. Meles was in Burkina Faso to attend that country’s presidential inauguration. Meles left Ouagadougou for Addis Ababa after two days in that country, but his aircraft made an emergency landing minutes after take off due to a damaged windshield.            

Meles then returned to Ouagadougou Hilton where he was staying and six hours later, Ethiopian Airlines sent another aircraft Boeing 767 from Dakar and arrived in Addis Ababa safely.

Although the incident is more than two weeks old, it was only now that this was reported. Reporter newspaper was the first to report the story.

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