Co-Pilot Hailemedhein’s sister Speaks

Published: Feb 18, 2014 Filed under: Ethiopian News Politics Views: 8,602
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“My brother was suffering from a Psychological illness” Co-pilot Hailemedhein’s Sister

In her post on her facebook page the Co-Pilot Hailemedhein’s sister, Tinsae Abera has written a lengthy report about the recent psychological delusions of her brother. Tinsae said that her brother has been suffering from delusional thoughts recently where he said that he is been followed by some individuals and that they are intent to harm him.

“He thought that his phone is tapped; and since he is always suspicious of his home being ransacked by some ‘agents’ he used to put a camera trap. Even he is suspicious of his web-cam that he might be spied upon by some unknown ‘agents’ through the webcam, he always covers his webcam when he opens his laptop” said Tinsae of her brother’s recent mental instability. She hasn’t said anything whether he took medical treatment for his delusions. “Hailemedhein has been very intelligent who has scored all A’s when he joined architecture department of the AAU, before leaving his study to become an airlines pilot” Tinsae said.

Tinsae stresses her brother’s mental instability as the only possible reason behind his actions, begging for all including the officials to consider her plight - “how would you expect for someone who is mentally stable to do something outrageous – my brother is suffering from a delusional malady” She said.

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  1. Thomas
    1 year, 6 months ago

    No body said she is bought but she is forced or woyane itself wrote the message.
  2. Faysal
    1 year, 6 months ago

    To those who say that she is bought, I have a question. How much would be okay for you to betray your brother?
  3. Dedeb
    1 year, 6 months ago

    why would weyane want to "hire" her? what she is saying is something that would mitigate his crime. wouldn't they want him to suffer and get the most punishment for his crime as they are accused of being vindictive. the fact that he has accused the government of abuse and threat is already out there. he won't be the last nor is he the first to attempt to tarnish their image - damage control?
  4. yonas
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Efrem jemaneh i fully agree with your judgement! first of all it was 100% the family's responsibility to inform the EAL about the state of mind the pilot is in recently.My be the family is afraid of the extreme action the management of the EAL could take if they get tipped about the issue. So the EAL guys should open transparency in dealing all sort of staff, Both flight crew and non crew staff,
  5. asrat
    1 year, 6 months ago

    by the way she is not his sister woyane use this tactic for long time like yenasew gebra sister hulum ebd nachew drama .ethiopia is full of crazy people.for tekawame
  6. Ethiopia
    1 year, 6 months ago

    yagere sew seteret, doron siyataluwat , bmchagna chanuwat yebalale. wey gud zenedero yemayesema neger yelem. blew blew degemo pailot abedo aropelan eyenda betekekel yemeflegebt bota land aderege? yegeremal.lemehonu men yahel bekeflew new yehenene sera?yegeremal ..... aye echi yeferedebat deha ager tensahu setele , adeku setel ,yetelatochwa bezat. menem ayedel ETHIOPIA ATEZEGN LEJOCHICH ALU!!!!!!!!
  7. Faysal
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I wish to the hijacker and his family all the best. Mental disorder patients often feel misunderstood by the rest of the world, that is why they don't seek help. It is easy to judge his family, but they might have underestimated his illness and hoped that he will regain his composure eventually.
    Anyway, let us wish the young man and his family all the best. They are fellow Ethiopians.
  8. gojamewu
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Well that is what happen if you drink ABSHO .all his family they are ginss. my father he was try to give me but my mom she refuse cuz she knows one day you Will get crazy.
  9. josef
    1 year, 6 months ago

    @Terefe if you think what you said is right, why would he make things difficult on himself when he can simply vanish where ever he likes using the privilege he has got?
  10. Terefe
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I heard he borrowed a lot of money from loan sharks and that is why he fled the country, am sure they traitned his life. but he is very sane, at Ethiopian airlines they have check up every two months or so.
  11. moges asgedom
    moges asgedom
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I don't think the co-pilot has any disease which is claimed by his sister and his family. first of all every pilot has a check up every other year and Mental disease like this wont happen suddenly out of no wear, if this guy had disease how in the hell did he operate the last three or four flights before this incident. OK lets say he got the disease why his family let him go to work knowing all
  12. Gonderiew
    1 year, 6 months ago

    He must be put 200 years in Gel, EAL, trained him, give him good job and he betrayed his own people and country
    he must through to hell.
    Denkoro................. I think here sister also the same as of Him
    It is clear that, we can expect from and denkoro Amamar, hule agerachew endeshetu New, Banda
  13. M
    1 year, 6 months ago

    ምነው ታድያ ይሄንን እያወቃችሁ ዝም አላችሁ? ምን ያህል ሀላፊነት እንዳለበት እያወቃችሁ እንደውም መንግስት እና አየር መንገድ እናንተን ሊይቅ ይገባል
  14. lily
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Stop blaming the government and his family. Most people seem have little knowlege about Mental Health Problem. The poor co-piolt had an opportunity to go to any country and claim asylum. Any one with the right mind can't do such a *** thing and ruined thier life. It is very difficult to deal with people who have mental health issues. I pray he gets all the support he needs.
  15. haile
    1 year, 6 months ago

    anchenem yemsel dedeb ehetem alew
  16. JJ
    1 year, 6 months ago

    The Boys of Afeworki/Shabia in Paltalk Rooms said that he is not mentally sick and gave him a designation of "HEROE". Is the money transferred to G-7 from Egypt via Eritrea at work? Some say he a Minister of Transportation of the Transitional Council.
    Weyine Gude Alech in Betoch Drama. Kkkkkk
  17. JJ
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Either of the two:
    1) mental sickness or
    2) a member of the terrorist group G-7 financed by Eritrea/Egypt. Sender Egypt and transferor Eritrea.
    Let's wait and see.
  18. Berta
    1 year, 6 months ago

    she is HOT!....... first thing first :)

    having said that, the damage is already done honey. I am afraid that he will not be coming home soon. it was a clear hijack and Swiss is going to treat it as such. it is really difficult to tell what went wrong, one could only guess. I don't think he is that dumb / psycho, a lot is missing from the story.
  19. sad
    1 year, 6 months ago

    to all haters why do you have to blame the gov, tplf, eprdf, woyane & so on...they are not as cheep *** uneducated domma ras like you lot. everytime something goes wrong or someone done something wrong, it's the gov to be blamed so why don't u keep yourselfs to yourselfs & don't bother about ethiopia & the people we already know who you are who you familys were so please shut the F up.
  20. Cush
    1 year, 6 months ago

    It is very difficult to believe he is psychologically sick, he would have some beyond that. sister how can we be sure weather you are forced by the government???? he may be really threaten by some securities, You know much of the officers in that organization (Say it "Tigrean Air line") are from Tigre!!!!!!!!!!
  21. From me to Jyem
    From me to Jyem
    1 year, 6 months ago

    "Daniela, is Swizz gel better than the hair gel one finds in Ethio...may be better quality. I must say it's perplexing why one would go the the trouble of hijacking an airplane for a hair product..(.sorry I couldn't resist)" lol that is funny Jyem. Jyem was asking Daniela on her comment, "The guy threatened for his life and prefer Swizz gel. That is all."
  22. Ethiopia
    1 year, 6 months ago

    You got to be kidding me? Sorry we can't trust anybody comes to security issue... Check him out carefully! No no no not smart way. Must be something behind it...
  23. bk
    1 year, 6 months ago

    hmm ant betam doma neh friend in the first place u fly a plane not drive asedabi!!! bemeketel u should always ask the question why?? mekniatu menden new before going into conclusions.
  24. Ewneta
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Tinsae You must get used to the fact that your brother is gone forever. There no way that he will be back to normal life. Even if he is lucky enough not to be sent to prison, he will be killed by good Ethiopians. There are more than 60 million people who are angry by his coward action. We all are ashamed of him.
  25. hmmm
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I agree with Goal. The family is responsible if they knew that he had mental problem. He was driving plane With 200 passengers not gari with ashewa.... R u kidding???
  26. Yep
    1 year, 6 months ago

    It was the most embarrassing news even for western media to find out a co-pilot making emergency, may day call to demand safety and asylum for himself without showing any concern for the 202 peoples he held as hostage including women and children. ወራዳ አሳፋሪ ዜጋ ነዉ! የ 20 አመት እስራት ያንሰዋል: ወደ ኢትዮጵያ የሚመለስበት ሁኔታ እየተመቻቸ ነዉ::
    ዋጋዉን ያገኛል! አገር አሰዳቢ!
  27. tazabe
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Even though the co pilot sister is telling us the true story, she should have notified her brother mental problem to the Ethiopian Air Lines official long time ago ! For some people it is always politics as usual, if you have a problem with the Ethiopian government why don't you try to do something ? Instead of talking THE WHOLE DAY like BUNA BET WOIZERO !
  28. Yep
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Well that is quite normal defend from a sister who has unconditional love for her brother but the fact is that this man is not insane. He was in control of the plane for 5 houses and clearly demanded assurance for his own safety and asylum thinking of his future. But he didn't give a s-h-i-t about 202 lives on board including women and children being terrified.20 years in jail won't be enough..
  29. Goal
    1 year, 6 months ago

    @Mulu I get it & I completely understand why you saying. If he really has a mental problem which I doubt I have no problem what so ever. But as his sister says his suffering from a "delusional malady" then why don't she say something? Airplane is not a toy!! When it fly it has human being passengers in there. Remember thous passengers has a family's too!
  30. Extraterrstrial
    1 year, 6 months ago

    All his actions are not reasonable in any standards, and they are extreme and highly agitated, he don't sound as a political asylum seeker but a psycho. His insanity is unquestionable as well as he being an azz hole pilot who can't express himself in English.
  31. mulu
    1 year, 6 months ago

    @Goal before passing a judgment put yourself in other people's shoes. I am not an expert in the field but such problems may have a creeping nature and you may not anticipate its effect instantly. May be its the irrational action which prompts you to speculate the reasons.
  32. Goal
    1 year, 6 months ago

    One more thing please please please!! Don't beg any more what a selfish person are you! You should be ashamed & accountable for his action. instead be responsible & ask an apology for 90+ million ETHIOPIAN people. You know the only people knew about his problem is you & your family period!!
  33. Goal
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Shame on you! If you knew he has a problem, why don't you report in the first place. He almost killed 193 innocent passengers! Am not a government, but if I were a government & if he really has a mental problem, I might take him a mental hospital, but you & the rest of the family who knew about his mental problem, mennnnn... I w'll put you all in federal prison 20+ years without any question.
  34. Wake Up Guys!!
    Wake Up Guys!!
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I completely agree with what AMBO has said. You've well understood the TPLF regime. Besides, the girl who claims to be his sister looks like to be his younger sister as I can see her on the photo and she is not matured enough to know the TPLF game.
  35. Ambo
    1 year, 6 months ago

    The girl wrote what the gov officials tell her to write . How can a mental ill person fly the Airplane more than five hour alone and airrive safe. This is Woyane's tactic.
  36. SEYIFE
    1 year, 6 months ago

    no one in his right mind jumps in when he can walk in safely. So, I don't think he was mentally himself. it will not take a genius to figure this out. his action don't add up at all. i believe he will be treated accordingly.
  37. Merke
    1 year, 6 months ago

    That explains a lot. Because it doesn't really make sense for an Ethiopian pilot earning a very decent income compared to any other profession in the country to do something that ***.He must have some sort of psychological complications...Hope he gets better poor guy!
  38. Johnny D
    Johnny D
    1 year, 6 months ago

    This is deff a cover up by the government. I know some of his family meme era and I heard that the government is telling them what to say and what not. This potentially can damage and put a question mark on credibility of Ethiopian airline to why mentally unstable person was in charge of flying a plane.
  39. NO
    1 year, 6 months ago

    The guy below, no need to insult the beloved Gojjam.

    His sister's reason seem plausible. I myself doubt the sanity of the co-pilot since if he wanted to get asylum, he simply could have used his visa to travel to US or any other country and seek asylum.
  40. JYem
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Daniela, is Swizz gel better than the hair gel one finds in Ethio...may be better quality. I must say it's perplexing why one would go the the trouble of hijacking an airplane for a hair product..(.sorry I couldn't resist)
  41. Daniela
    1 year, 6 months ago

    This girl lives in Ethiopia. All what she do or post is controlled by the government. No doubt about it. I am pretty sure they give her to post this in her profile.
  42. Tesfa
    1 year, 6 months ago

    This might go same way to explain his behaver, if its true we are very lucky the out came could have been total disaster.
  43. ill
    1 year, 6 months ago

    I tink he is in depression !!
  44. Danger
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Daniela. do u really read or understand what the article is all about? The writer is quoting the co-pilot's sister why you have to mention EPRDF? It is tough to manage or control chronic hate.
  45. Obsi
    1 year, 6 months ago

    It is a pity but it seems true. That is why his action appeared very strange. If it was to make a certain point he would have harmed passengers. Thankfully which he didn't. If it was to benefit himself he would have remained at any country he wished. Instead of making things difficult for him. Hope he gets the support he needs. At least he didn't harm anybody.
  46. Daniela
    1 year, 6 months ago

    UHHH, another EPRDF tactic. come on man. It doesn't take a genius to figure out this as EPRDF's make up history to cover its human right violation issues. The guy threatened for his life and prefer Swizz gel. That is all. BTW the sudden death of his uncle has some thing to do with his escape. oh yea.
  47. idiot gojam
    idiot gojam
    1 year, 6 months ago

    Don't covered what he has done to our country !! He is evil and he will hang up himself !!

    Idiot gojam !!

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