Eritrean pilot defects to Ethiopia with military plane!!



Awramba Times (Jigjiga) – An Eritrean air force pilot has defected on Wednesday by flying his military aircraft to Ethiopia’s northern city, Mekelle, sources disclosed to Awramba times.

This is not the first time for Eritrean air force members to defect to the neighboring nations.

In 2012, two Eritrean military pilots secretly flew President Isaias Afewerki’s plane to Saudi Arabia where they sought political asylum. A year after this incident, three other members of the Eritrean air force have defected with their fighter jet to Saudi Arabia. In April the same year, another female Eritrean air force pilot sent by the regime to retrieve the stolen jet from Saudi Arabia herself was defected.

As no Eritrean pilot has yet made his route to Ethiopia, the pilot who defected to Ethiopia today is the first ever Eritrean air force member to make the neighboring Ethiopia a destination of his defection.

We will be back with more details.

Source: Awramba Times


  1. Higdef is just a laughing stock humiliating itself day in day out. Shame on Isayas administration to see the nation in its lowest profile in all aspects. The disgrace is to all of us thanks to the rude Higdefs. However I wonder why and how come leaving the nation could solve our problems. Action against the dictator is needed atlease do something. We should not let Higdef contine do his distractive behavior. We have to stop him somehow.