Hijack attempt

Incident: Daallo AN24 enroute on Nov 2nd 2009, hijack attempt averted by passengers
By Simon Hradecky, created Tuesday, Nov 3rd 2009 15:48Z, last updated Tuesday, Nov 3rd 2009 15:48Z

A Daallo Airlines Antonov AN-24, registration EY-47693 performing flight D3-774 from Bossaso (Somalia) to Djibouti (Djibouti) with 30 people on board, was enroute about half way into the flight, when two passengers drawing guns demanded, that the flight should be diverted to Los Quorey in Somaliland. Other passengers overpowered the gunmen, the crew decided to return to Bossaso, where the airplane landed safely. The hijackers subsequently attempted to flee from police, however were finally arrested following a gun battle, in which one of the hijackers was wounded.

The airplane was able to depart again for Djibouti.

Is this even a newsworthy story over there??

Djibouti (Arabic: جيبوتي ‎ Jībūtī, Somali: Jabuuti), officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. On the other side of the Red Sea, on the Arabian Peninsula, 20 kilometres (12.4 mi) from the coast of Djibouti, is Yemen. Djibouti’s size is just over 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 sq mi) with an estimated population of over 500,000. Its capital is the city of Djibouti. About a fifth of the population of the country live below the international poverty line of US$1.25 a day.