Statement on ET817 False Alarm

Addis Ababa, 21 November, 2019


Ethiopian Airlines flight number ET817 on a scheduled flight from Addis Ababa to Bujumbura and Kigali reported air rage by one unruly passenger threatening with false bomb alarm during landing at Bujumbura. The plane landed safely, and passengers disembarked using normal procedures. Police removed the unruly passenger and arrested him on international air rage.


The airplane and the crew continued with their regular schedule flight.


Ethiopian Airlines appreciates its flying crew, ground staff in Bujumbura and Burundi Airport security for their team work and coordination in complying with all safety procedures and professional handling of the false alarm.


We sincerely apologize to all our passengers onboard the flight for any inconvenience.