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Accident description
Last updated: 23 October 2016
Date:Saturday 30 November 1963
Time:11:33 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-25-DK (DC-3)
Operator:Ethiopian Air Lines
Registration: ET-AAT
C/n / msn: 13483
First flight: 1944
Total airframe hrs:18245
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:Addis Ababa-Lideta Airport (   Ethiopia)
Phase: Takeoff (TOF)
Departure airport:Addis Ababa-Lideta Airport (HAAL), Ethiopia
Destination airport:Addis Ababa-Lideta Airport (HAAL), Ethiopia
The DC-3 banked to the left on takeoff and swerved off the runway. The aircraft was on a test flight following overhaul and it appeared that the aileron cables were cross-connected.

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