Accident
Last updated: 2 August 2014
Status:
Datum:vrijdag 15 juli 1960
Tijd:09:40
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-20-DK (DC-3)
Luchtvaartmaatschappij:Ethiopian Air Lines
Registratie: ET-T-18
Constructienummer: 12926
Bouwjaar: 1944
Aantal vlieguren:13674
Motoren: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Bemanning:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 3
Passagiers:slachtoffers: 0 / inzittenden: 8
Totaal:slachtoffers: 1 / inzittenden: 11
Schade: Afgeschreven
Gevolgen: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Plaats:27,5 km (17.2 mijl) S of Jimma (   EthiopiŽ)
Fase: Kruisvlucht (ENR)
Soort vlucht:Binnenlandse lijnvlucht
Vliegveld van vertrek:Bulchi Airport (BCY/HABU), EthiopiŽ
Vliegveld van aankomst:Jimma Airport (JIM/HAJM), EthiopiŽ
Vluchtnummer: 372
Beschrijving:
Flight ET 372 departed Bulchi at 09:04Z carrying 8 passengers and a cargo of coffee. After contacting Jimma at 09:40 the pilot requested that the Jimma NDB be turned on. There was no further contact with the flight. The DC-3 crashed on a mountainside at 9400 feet altitude.

PROBABLE CAUSE: "The accident was caused by the following: a) the pilot misjudged the weather conditions in that he continued to fly into deteriorating weather conditions while trying to maintain visual flight rules; b) he misjudged the performance capabilities of the aircraft in that he attempted to climb at a speed below the minimum safe climbing speed of the aircraft."

Bronnen:
» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988


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Kaart
Deze kaart geeft het vliegveld van vetrek weer en de geplande bestemming van de vlucht. De lijn tussen de vliegvelden geeft niet de exacte vliegroute weer.
De afstand tussen Bulchi Airport en Jimma Airport bedraagt 162 km (101 miles).

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Networkís 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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