Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 22 July 1948
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-75-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Ethiopian Air Lines
Registration: ET-T-5
C/n / msn: 19416
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Gore Airport (GOR) (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Landing (LDG)
Nature:Unknown
Departure airport:?
Destination airport:Gore Airport (GOR/HAGR), Ethiopia
Narrative:
The DC-3 overran the wet Gore runway. The pilot intentionally ground looped the airplane. It skidded into rocks, causing the right undercarriage to collapse. The fuselage was turned into the Ethiopian Air Lines site office at Gore.

Classification:
Runway excursion

Sources:
» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988


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This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkĺs opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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