Accident description
Last updated: 25 October 2014
Status:
Date:Saturday 13 January 1962
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-50-DL (DC-3)
Operator:Ethiopian Air Lines
Registration: ET-T-1
C/n / msn: 10053
First flight: 1943
Total airframe hrs:20026
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 2 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 15
Total:Fatalities: 5 / Occupants: 18
Ground casualties:Fatalities: 1
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Tippi Airport (TIE) (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Nature:Domestic Scheduled Passenger
Departure airport:Tippi Airport (TIE/HATP), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Jimma Airport (JIM/HAJM), Ethiopia
Narrative:
The DC-3 swerved on takeoff. It crashed into a mill after striking some people nearby. A young girl died and three people on the ground were seriously injured.

Sources:
» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988


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Distance from Tippi Airport to Jimma Airport as the crow flies is 170 km (106 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.
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