Criminal Occurrence description
Last updated: 26 October 2014
Status:
Date:Thursday 10 April 1969
Time:17:30 UTC
Type:Silhouette image of generic DC3 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Douglas C-47A-90-DL (DC-3)
Operating for:United Arab Airlines - UAA
Leased from:Ethiopian Airlines
Registration: ET-AAQ
C/n / msn: 20174
First flight: 1944
Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92
Crew:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Passengers:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 0
Total:Fatalities: 3 / Occupants: 3
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:3 km (1.9 mls) S of Suez (   Egypt)
Phase: En route (ENR)
Nature:Cargo
Departure airport:Asmara International Airport (ASM/HAAY), Eritrea
Destination airport:Cairo International Airport (CAI/HECA), Egypt
Narrative:
The aircraft was reportedly shot down after flying into a prohibited area. The pilot had reported that he could not receive the Cairo NDB and that the aircraft did not have a VOR receiver.

Sources:
» Bringing Africa thogether / Ethiopian Airlines, 1988


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Distance from Asmara International Airport to Cairo International Airport as the crow flies is 1808 km (1130 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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