Narrative:While on a local charter survey flight the propeller malfunctioned. The pilot tried to return to Addis Ababa, but the aircraft crashed.
|Date:||Tuesday 5 September 1961|
|Operator:||Ethiopian Air Lines|
|C/n / msn:|| 13305|
|First flight:|| 1944|
|Total airframe hrs:||16278|
|Engines:|| 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92|
|Crew:||Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 3|
|Passengers:||Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 16|
|Total:||Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 19 |
|Airplane damage:|| Written off|
|Airplane fate:|| Written off (damaged beyond repair)|
|Location:||S of Sendafar (Ethiopia)
|Phase:|| Unknown (UNK)|
|Nature:||Domestic Non Scheduled Passenger|
|Departure airport:||Addis Ababa-Lideta Airport (HAAL), Ethiopia|
|Destination airport:||Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea|
» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988
This map shows the airport of departure and the intended destination of the flight. The line between the airports does not
display the exact flight path.
Distance from Addis Ababa-Lideta Airport to Asmara International Airport as the crow flies is 696 km (435 miles).
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.