FAA Warns Pilots of Weapon Fire at Ethiopian Capital

Calls on Americans to leave the troubled nation at the earliest opportunity.

On Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a warning to pilots flying to and from Ethiopia’s capital of Adis Ababa. Due to the ongoing civil war that is approaching the capital, the FAA is concerned that commercial flights could be targeted by on-the-ground forces. The U.S. also issued a travel advisory this week calling on Americans to evacuate the tumultuous nation.

According to the advisory released by the FAA, pilots “should plan to exercise caution during flight operations due to the potential inadvertent risk to civil aviation operating in or near areas of fighting. Civil aircraft may be directly or indirectly exposed to ground weapons fire and/or surface-to-air fire due to misidentification and/or miscalculation in such areas.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the FAA officials as they attempt to protect those flying around the world.
  • For Secretary Blinken and the State Department diplomats to have wisdom on how to address the Ethiopian civil war.
  • That the president would seek God’s wisdom on how to address the conflict in Ethiopia.

Sources: AP, FAA


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