Four Ethiopian Air Force Pilots Defect to Kenya
|Picture: Former Ethiopian Air Force pilot who defected to Canada in 2003|
Four Ethiopian Air Force Piolts Defect to Kenya
In a sign of growing unrest, Four Ethiopian Air Force pilots defected to neighboring Kenya, according to the Ethiopian Satellite Television (ESAT).
The Amsterdam-based network said the defecting pilots were from the Dire Dawa Air Force base, but didn't provide any more details of the incident.
The news comes just one week after two Ethiopian Air Force pilots and a technician defected to Eritrea with a Mi-35 gunship helicopter.
In total, at least fifteen Ethiopian Air Force pilots defected to neighboring countries - mostly to Eritrea - within the last 12 month period.
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